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Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936


2. Definitions

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

 

(1) "Chief Justice" includes senior Judge;

 

(2) "Court" means a Court constituted under this Act;

 

(3) to "desert" together with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to desert the other party to a marriage without reasonable cause and without the consent, or against the will, of such party;

 

(4) "grievous hurt" means-

 

(a) emasculation;

 

(b) permanent privation of the sight of either eye;

 

(c) permanent privation of the hearing of either ear;

 

(d) privation of any member or joint;   

 

(e) destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint;

 

(f) permanent disfiguration of the head or face; or

 

(g) any hurt which endangers life;

 

(5) "husband" means a Parsi husband;

 

(6) "marriage" means a marriage between Parsis whether contracted before or after the commencement of this Act;

 

(7) a "Parsi" means a Parsi Zoroastrian;   

 

(8) "priest" means a Parsi priest and includes Dastur and Mobed; and

 

(9) "wife" means a Parsi wife.



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