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The Maryland Code, Public General Laws, 1888
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2 RULES OF INTERPRETATION. [ART. 1.

P. G. L., (1860,) art. 1, sec. 8.

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.
Mayor v. Groshon, 30 Md. 443.

Ibid. 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.

Muncaster v. Muncaster, 23 Md. 286. Crow v. Hubard, 62 Md. 564.

Ibid. sec. 5.

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

Ibid, sec 6

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

Ibid. sec. 7.

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

Ibid sec. 9

8. Wherever an oath is required by this code an affirmation,
shall be sufficient, if made by a person conscientiously scrupu-
lous of taking an oath.

Loney v. Bailey, 43 Md 16

Ibid. sec. 10.

9. The boundaries and limits of each of the counties of this
State and of the city of Baltimore shall remain as now established.

Ibid. sec. 11.

10. Where the public general law and the public local law of
any county, city, town or district are in conflict, the public local
law shall prevail.

Everett v Avery, 19 Md. 87 Hammond v Haines, 25 Md. 558. State v.
Co. Comm'rs. 29 Md 520. Albert v White, 33 Md 504. Co. Comm'rs v.
Baker, 44 Md. 9. Alexander v. Mayor, &c , of Balto., 53 Md. 101.

 

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