Except as otherwise specifically provided or indicated by the context:
(a) All words used in this Charter indicating the present tense shall not be limited to the time of the adoption of this Charter, but shall extend to and include the time of the happening of any event or requirement for which provision is made herein.
(b) The singular number shall include the plural, the plural number shall include the singular and the masculine gender shall extend to and include the feminine gender and the neuter.
(c) The word "person" may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships as well as to individuals.
(d) The word "printed" and "printing" shall include reproductions by printing, engraving, stencil duplicating, lithographing or any similar method.
(e) Except in reference to signatures, the words "written" and "in writing" shall include printing and typewriting.
(f) The word "officer" shall include the mayor and other members of the council, the administrative officers, members of city boards and commissions created by or pursuant to this Charter.
(g) The word "freeholder" shall include any person and his spouse who is purchasing property on land contract.
(h) The word "default" shall include being delinquent in taxes.
(i) The word "statute" shall denote the Public Acts of the State of Michigan in effect at the time the provision of the Charter containing the word "statute" is to be applied.
(j) All references to specific Public Acts of the State of Michigan shall be to such acts as are in effect at the time the reference to such act is to be applied.
(k) The words "law" or "general laws of the state" shall denote the Constitution and the Public Acts of the State of Michigan in effect at the time the provision of the Charter containing the words "law" or "general laws of the state" is to be applied, and applicable common law.
(l) All reference to section numbers shall refer to section numbers of this Charter.
(m) The word "city" shall mean the City of Fremont.
(n) The word "council" shall mean the council of the City of Fremont.