The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7
XXXI.—Construction of Rules
XXXI.—Construction of Rules.
In construing these rules every word importing the lingular number shall, where necessary, be understood to mean several persons or things, as well as one person or thing: ant every word importing the masculine gender shall where necessary, be understood to mean a female as well as a male : the word "Committee" shall mean the Committee of Management: the word "month" shall be held to be a calendar month; and the word "year" shall mean the Society's year ending on the first Thursday in December, and the words "member" or "mortgagor" shall be deemed to include the heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns of such member and mortgagor, unless in any of these cases there be something in the context inconsistent with, or repugnant to, such meaning.
(Countersigned) Charles White,Actuary and Secretary, Wellington Building Society, 1873.