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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DRIVER. Includes every person in charge of or operating any passenger-carrying or motor-propelled vehicle, either as agent, employee or otherwise, under the direction of the owner, as above defined.
OWNER. Includes every person having use or control of, or right to use or control any passenger-carrying automobile or motor-propelled vehicle under ownership, lease or otherwise.
TAXICAB. Every automobile or motor- propelled vehicle used for the transportation of passengers over the public streets of the city, and not over a defined route, and irrespective of whether the operations extend beyond the boundary limits of the city, at rates for distance traveled or for waiting time, or for both, and such vehicle is routed under the direction of such passenger or of such person hiring the same.
('86 Code, § 5.68.010) (Ord. 1413, passed - - )