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For purposes of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
"AND." May be read "OR," and "OR" may be read "AND," if the sense requires it.
"ANOTHER." When used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property.
"CITY," "MUNICIPAL CORPORATION," or "MUNICIPALITY." The city of Huntington, Indiana.
"COUNCIL." The Common Council of the city.
"COUNTY." Huntington County, Indiana.
"IC." Refers to the Indiana Code.
"KEEPER" or "PROPRIETOR." Includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
"LAND" or "REAL ESTATE." Includes rights and easements of incorporeal nature.
"MAY." The act referred to is permissive.
"MONTH." A calendar month.
"OATH." Includes an affirmation.
"OWNER." When applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, or tenant in common of the whole or part of the property.
"PERSON." Extends to and includes a person, persons, firm, corporation, partnership, trustee, lessee, or receiver. Whenever used in any clause prescribing and imposing a penalty, the terms "PERSON" or "WHOEVER" as applied to any unincorporated entity shall mean the partners or members thereof, and as applied to corporations, the officers thereof.
"PERSONAL PROPERTY." Includes all property except real.
"PREMISES." As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
"PROPERTY." Includes real, personal, mixed estates and interests.
"PUBLIC AUTHORITY." Includes boards of education; the municipal, county, state, or federal government, its officers or any agency thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
"PUBLIC PLACE." Includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation, or amusement.
"REAL PROPERTY." Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
"REGISTERED MAIL." Includes certified mail.
"SHALL." The act referred to is mandatory.
"SIDEWALK." That portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
"STATE." The State of Indiana.
"STREET." Includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the city.
"SUBCHAPTER." A division of a chapter, designated in this code by an underlined heading in the chapter analysis and a capitalized heading in the body of the chapter, setting apart a group of sections related by the subject matter of the heading. Not all chapters have subchapters.
"TENANT" or "OCCUPANT." As applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of the premises, alone or with others.
"WRITING." Includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by printing or otherwise.
"YEAR." A calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. (IC 1-1-4-5(a))