Title 14: COURT PROCEDURE -- CIVIL
The word "person," wherever used in this chapter, shall be construed to mean any person, partnership, joint stock company, unincorporated association or society, or municipal or other corporation of any character whatsoever.
I now know that a person means a person without knowing what "person" means. Could a less useful definition be written?
Your question is very simply answered by looking at
The term that you referenced simply falls within rule 5, which tells us that all of the others that are within that definition are all legal fictions/artificial entities, which shows that the inclusion of the "any person" within that definition is also referring to an legal fiction or artificial entity, because all the others that are included within that definition are all fictional characters.Rules and Principles of Statutory Interpretation.
Though generally unknown outside certain legal and legislative circles, the eight main rules and
principles of statutory interpretation are easily understood and provide for the resolution of any
discrepancy in the content of any statute or statutory definition; to wit:
The principal rules of statutory interpretation are as follows:
(1) An Act must be construed as a whole, so that internal inconsistencies are avoided.
(2)Words that are reasonably capable of only one meaning must be given that meaning
whatever the result. This is called the literal rule.
(3)Ordinary words must be given their ordinary meanings and technical words their technical
meanings, unless absurdity would result. This is the golden rule.
(4)When an Act aims at curing a defect in the law any ambiguity is to be resolved in such a
way as to favor that aim (the mischief rule).
(5)The rule ejusdem generis (of the same kind): when a list of specific items belonging to the
same class is followed by general words (as in â€œcats, dogs, and other animalsâ€), the general
words are to be treated as confined to other items of the same class (in this example, to
other domestic animals).
(6)The rule expressio unius est exclusio alterius (the inclusion of the one is the exclusion of
the other): when a list of specific items is not followed by general words it is to be taken as
exhaustive. For example, â€œweekends and public holidaysâ€ excludes ordinary weekdays.
(7)The rule in pari materia (on the like matter): when a prior Act is found to be â€œon the like
matterâ€ it can be used as an aid in construing the statute in question . . .
(8)The rule noscitur a sociis (known by its associates): when a word or phrase is of uncertain meaning, it should be construed in the light of the surrounding words . . .
Shoonra seems to have a rat in his pocket when he says that "We" at the start of his argument ,,because his definition certainly does not include you or me,
Shoonra has been asked for many years to supply a definition of the term "Person" in any statute or code that includes the words man or woman within that definition of the term person,,,,he still has never presented or even attempted to provide such a term,,,but will simply make assertions. And as Palani has pointed out that human includes monster,,,,,,, but of course does not say "man or woman=monster"