The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29
1. In the construction of the provisions of this Ordinance the following terms shall have the meaning hereby assigned to them that is to say:
The terms "sales by auction" or "to sell by auction" when used in this Ordinance shall mean and imply the selling of any goods chattels articles or things or of any lands or other real estate or any interest in any goods chattels articles or things or any lands or other real estate by outcry knocking down of hammer candle lot parcel instrument machine or any other mode whereby the highest or lowest bidder is the purchaser and whereby the first person who claims the goods or article submitted for sale at a certain price named by the person acting as auctioneer as the purchaser or where there shall be a competition for the purchase of any article goods chattel matter or thing or any real estate or any interest therein in any way commonly known and understood to be by way of auction:
The term "auctioneer" shall mean and apply to any person who shall sell or attempt to sell or offer for sale or resell any goods chattel article matter or thing or any lands or other real estate or any interest in any goods chattel article matter or thing page 4 or in any lands or other real estate by way of auction as herein defined: and The term "cattle" shall mean and include horses mares fillies foals geldings colts bulls bullocks cows heifers steers calves sheep ewes rams wedders lambs swine mules and asses.