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2.1 References to natural persons shall include bodies corporate and any other legal personae and vice versa.
2.2 References to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
2.3 Where a number of days is prescribed, it shall be construed to mean “business days only” (i.e. days other than Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) and shall be reckoned exclusive of the first and inclusive of the last day;
2.4 Where the day upon or by which an act is required to be performed is not a business day, the Association shall be deemed to have intended such act to be performed upon or by the first business day thereafter;
2.5 Where an expression has been defined and such definition contains a provision conferring rights or imposing obligations on any person, effect shall be given to that provision as if it were a substantive provision contained in the body of this constitution.
2.6 If figures are referred to in numerals and words, the words shall prevail in the event of any conflict between the two;
2.7 A reference to a statutory enactment (including statutes, ordinances regulations and by-laws) shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as at the signature date and as amended or reenacted or substituted from time to time.
2.8 Where any term is defined within the context of any particular clause in this constitution, the terms so defined, unless it is clear from the clause in question that the term so defined has limited application to the relevant clause, shall bear the meaning ascribed to it for all purposes in this constitution notwithstanding that such term has not been defined in clause 1 hereof.
2.9 The eiusdem generis rule of construction and interpretation shall have no application and whenever the term “including” is used followed by specific examples it shall be interpreted to be illustrative only.
2.10 No provision of this Constitution shall (unless otherwise stipulated) constitute a stipulation for the benefit of any person who is not a member of the Association (stipulatioalteri).
2.11 References to a Person shall include a reference to that Person’s agents, proxies, representatives, successors in title and assigns allowed at law.
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