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The Annotated Code of the Public Civil Laws of Maryland, 1911
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116 RULES OF INTERPRETATION. [ART. 1

menced against the offender before the adoption of this code, then
such offender may be proceeded against by indictment or otherwise,
and punished' in the same manner as if this code had not been adopted.

1904, art. 1, sec. 3. 1888, art. 1, sec. 3. 1860, art. 1, sec. 3.

3. No rights, property or privileges held under a charter or grant
from this State shall be in any manner impaired or affected by the
adoption of this code.

Purpose and effect of this section. An act omitted from an adopted, code,
is repealed. Frederick City v. Groshon, 30 Md. 436.

Ibid. sec. 4. 1S88, art. 1, sec. 4. 1860, art. 1, sec. 4.

4. Whenever the word administrator is used in this code it shall
include executor, and so vice versa, unless such an application of the
term would be unreasonable.

This section applied. Muncaster v. Muncaster, 23 Md. 288.
Cited but not construed in Linthicum v. Polk, 93 Md. 91; Crow v. Hubbard,
62 Md. 564.

Ibid. sec. 5. 1888, art. 1, sec. 5. 1860, art. 1, sec. 5.

5. The word decedent means, either a testator or person dying
intestate.

Ibid. sec. 6. 1888, art. 1, sec. 6. 1860, art. 1, sec. 6.

6. The masculine includes all genders, except where such construc-
tion would be absurd or unreasonable.

Where the statute shows an Intention to confine its application to males, as
in the law regulating admissions to the bar, this section will not control. In
Re Maddox, 93 Md. 727.

Ibid. sec. 7. 1888, art. 1, sec. 7. 1860, art. 1, sec. 7.

7. The singular always includes the plural, and vice versa, except
where such construction would be unreasonable.

A statute requiring a bond to be executed with "sufficient securities," can
not be construed under this section to call for only one surety. Harris v.
Register, 70 Md. 109.

Ibid. sec. 8. 1888, art. 1, sec. 8. 1860, art. 1, sec. 9.

8. Wherever an oath is required by this code an affirmation shall
be sufficien, if made by a person conscientiously scrupulous of taking
an oath.

The affidavit need not show on its face that the party affirming was consci-
entiously scrupulous of taking an oath. Loney v. Bailey, 43 Md. 16.

Ibid. sec. 9. 1896, ch. 113. 1898, ch. 75.

9. The form .of Judicial and all other oaths to be taken or.admin-
istered in this State, and not prescribed by the Constitution, shall
lie as follows: "In the presence of Almighty God I do solemnly promise
or declare," etc. And it shall not be lawful to add to any oath the
words "So help me God," or any imprecatory words whatever.

 

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