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3. Interpretation-clause.

In this Act, unless there be something repugnant in the subject or context,

"Judge" means the presiding judicial officer in every Civil and Criminal Court, by whatever title he is designated;

"subordinate Court" means all Courts subordinate to the High Court, including Courts of Small Causes established under Act No. 9 of 18501 or Act No. 11 of 18652;

"revenue-office" includes all Courts (other than Civil Courts) trying suits under any Act for the time being in force relating to landholders and their tenants or agents;

"legal practitioner" means an advocate, vakil or attorney of any High Court, a pleader mukhtar or revenue-agent ; 3["tout" means a person

(a) who procures, in consideration of any remuneration moving from any legal practitioner, the employment of the legal practitioner in any legal business; or who proposes to any legal practitioner or to any person interested in any legal business to procure, in consideration of any remuneration moving from either of them, the employment of the legal practitioner in such business; or

(b) who for the purposes of such procurement frequent the precincts of Civil or Criminal Courts or of revenue-offices, or railway stations, landing stages, lodging places or other places of public resort.]

Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 Back

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