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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 388-JULY 30, 1947 633 [CHAPTER 388] AN ACT July 30, 1947 To codify and enact into positive law, title 1 of the United States Code, entitled [H. R. 1565] "General Provisions". [Public Law 278] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemnbled, That title 1 of the Title 1, .S. Code. United States Code entitled "General Provisions", is codified and actment into positive enacted into positive law and may be cited as "1 U. S . C., § -", .W. as follows: TITLE 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS Chap. Sec. 1. Rules of construction


1 2. Acts and resolutions; formalities of enactment; repeals; sealing of instruments ---------------------------------


101 3. Code of Laws of United States and Supplements; District of Columbia Code and Supplements------------------------------------ 201 CHAPTER 1-RULES OF CONSTRUCTION I 1. Words denoting number, gender, etc. f 2. "County" as including "parish", etc. § 3. "Vessel" as including all means of water transportation. § 4. "Vehicle" as including all means of land transportation. § 5. "Company" or "association" as including successors and assigns. § 6. Limitation of term "products of American fisheries." WORDS DENOTING NUMBER, GENDER, AND SO FORTH § 1. In determining the meaning of any Act or resolution of Con- gress words importing the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things; words importing the plural number may include the singular; words importing the masculine gender may be applied to females; the words "insane person" and "lunatic" shall include every idiot, non compos, lunatic, and insane person; the word "person" may extend and be applied to partner- ships and corporations, and the reference to any officer shall include any person authorized by law to perform the duties of such office, unless the context shows that such words were intended to be used in a more limited sense; and a requirement of an "oath" shall be deemed complied with by making affirmation in judicial form. "COUNTY" AS INCLUDING "PARISI", AND SO FORTH § 2. The word "county" includes a parish, or any other equivalent subdivision of a State or Territory of the United States. " V ESSEL" AS INCLUDING ALL MEANS OF WATER TRANSPORTATION § 3. The word "vessel" includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. "V E H ICLE" AS INCLUDING ALL MEANS OF LAND TRANSPORTATION §4. The word "vehicle" includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. " COMPANY" OR "ASSOCIATION" AS INCLUDING SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS § 5. The word "company" or "association" when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words "successors and assigns of such company or association", in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed.