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(A) General rule. Words and phrases shall be taken in their plain, or ordinary and usual sense. However, technical words and phrases having a peculiar and appropriate meaning in law shall be understood according to their technical import.
(B) Definitions. For the purpose of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CITY, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, or MUNICIPALITY. The City of Loup City, Nebraska.
CITY COUNCIL or GOVERNING BODY. The legislative body of the city.
CODE,THIS CODE,THIS MUNICIPAL CODE, or THIS CODE OF ORDINANCES. This city code of Loup City, Nebraska as modified by amendment, revision, and adoption of new titles, chapters, or sections.
COUNTY. Sherman County, Nebraska.
MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
MAYOR. The Chief Administrative Official of the municipality, whenever it appears in the code.
MONTH. A calendar month.
MUNICIPAL POLICE. Any police officer of the city whenever it appears in the code.
OATH. Includes an affirmation in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words SWEAR and SWORN shall be equivalent to the words AFFIRM and AFFIRMED.
OFFICER, OFFICE, EMPLOYEE, COMMISSION, or DEPARTMENT. An officer, office, employee, commission, or department of this city unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
PERSON. Includes bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations.
PRECEDING or FOLLOWING. Next before or next after, respectively.
SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
SIGNATURE or SUBSCRIPTION. Includes a mark when the person cannot write.
STATE. The State of Nebraska.
SUBCHAPTER. A division of a chapter, designated in this code by a 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.
WHOLESALE DEALER or SELLER OF THE PRODUCT AT WHOLESALE. Includes manufacturers of any product who sell that product to other persons for the purpose of future resale to consumers.
WRITTEN. Any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by printing or otherwise.
YEAR. A calendar year, unless otherwise expressed.
(Ord. 350, passed 4-24-1990)
Related state law provisions, see Neb. RS 49-801(16)