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Revised Code of the Public General Laws, 1879
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RULES OF INTERPRETATION. [ART. 1.

Id s 2

2. If any crime or misdemeanor, or other violation of law, hath

Prosecution,
when crime, etc

been committed before this Code is adopted, and no prosecution or

committed be-
fore adoption of

other proceeding hath been commenced against the offender before the

Code and no
proceeding

adoption of this Code, then such offender may be proceeded against

against offender

by indictment or otherwise, and punished, in the same manner as if

 

this Code had not been adopted.

Id s 3

3. No rights, property or privileges held under a charter or grant

Charters and
grants 30 Md

from this State shall be in any manner impaired or affected by the

413

adoption of this Code.

Id s 4

4. Wherever the word administrator is used in this Code it shall

Administrator
and executor.

include executor, and so vice versa, unless such an application of

23 Md 287

the term would be unreasonable.

Id s 5

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

Decedent.

intestate.

Id s 6

6. The masculine includes all genders, except where such con-

Masculine

struction would be absurd or unreasonable.

Id s 7

7. The singular always includes the plural, and vice versa, except

Singular and
plural

where such construction would be unreasonable.

Id s 9

8. Wherever an oath is required by this Code an affirmation

Oath or affirma-
tion 43 Md 16

shall be sufficient, if made by a person conscientiously scrupulous

Id s 10

of taking an oath.

Boundaries of
counties and

9. The boundaries and limits of each of the counties of this State

city of Balti-
more 7 Md 483

and of the city of Baltimore shall remain as now established.

Id s 11.

10, Where the general public law and the local public law of any

Conflict be-
tween public

county, city, town or district are in conflict, the public local law shall

general and
public local law.

prevail.

44 Md 9, 33 Md.

304, 29 Md 519, 25 Md 558

Id s 12

11. The word county shall be construed to include the city of

County

Baltimore, unless such construction would be unreasonable.

ARTICLE II.
PUBLICATION OF LAWS.

1 What public general laws to be published,
and when, newspapers
2 To what papers certified copies of public
general laws to be sent
3 Payment to newspaper publishers
4 What public local laws to be published, and
when, newspapers, cost, how defrayed,
county excepted

5 Certified copies of public local laws to be
sent to appropriate county commissioners,
etc, for publication
6 Counties excepted.
7 Certificates of publication of laws autho-
rising loans, etc, by counties, cost, how
defrayed

1868, c 440, s 1
What public
general laws to
be published,
and when.

Newspapers

1. Every public general law which is made to take effect before
the first day of June next after the session at which it may be passed,
shall immediately after its passage be published, at the expense of
the State, daily for one week in two daily newspapers of the city of



 

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