For the purpose of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   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.
   BOARD OF TRUSTEES or VILLAGE BOARD. The Board of Trustees of the village.
   COUNTY. Madison County, Illinois.
   COUNTY BOARD. The County Board of Madison County, Illinois.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.07)
   COURT. Construed to mean any court of competent jurisdiction.
   DECREE. Synonymous with JUDGMENT.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.24)
   ELECTORS. Persons qualified to vote for elective officers at municipal elections.
(ILCS Chapter 65, Act 5, § 1-1-2)
   EXECUTIVE OFFICER. Words used for an executive or ministerial officer may include any deputy or other person performing the duties of such officer, either generally or in special cases.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.08)
   HERETOFORE or HEREAFTER.  HERETOFORE means any time previous to the day on which the ordinance, resolution or statute takes effect; HEREAFTER means at any time after that date.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.17)
   HIGHWAY, ROAD or STREET. May include any road laid out by authority of the United States, or of the state or of any town or county of the state and all bridges thereupon.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.16)
   ILCS. Illinois Compiled Statutes, 1992, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
   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 an incorporeal nature.
   MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
   MAYOR. The Mayor of the Village of Maryville.
   MONTH. A calendar month.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.10)
   MUNICIPAL CODE. The Illinois Municipal Code, ILCS Chapter 65, Act 5.
   OATH. Includes affirmation, and SWEAR includes affirm.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.12)
   OWNER. When applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, purchaser and seller under a contract and/or deed or tenant in common of the whole or part of the property, and includes any beneficiary of a land trust which owns property.
   PERSON. Any legal person; includes associations, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures and bodies politic and corporate as well as individuals.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.05)
   PERSONAL PROPERTY. Includes all property, except real.
   POLICE OFFICERS. Police officers employed and in the service of the village. POLICE FORCE shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a village as members of the Department of Police, who are or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as police officers.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.20)
   PREMISES. As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   PROPERTY. Includes real, personal, mixed estates and other interests.
   PUBLIC AUTHORITY. Includes school districts; units of legal government; the village, county, state or federal governments, officers and agencies thereof or any commissions or committees 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.
   SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
   SIDEWALK. The portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
(ILCS Chapter 625, Act 5, § 1-188)
   SPECIAL DISTRICTS. The meaning ascribed in Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.29)
   STATE. The State of Illinois.
   STREET. Where the context admits, includes alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, squares and other public thoroughfares.
   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.
   THIS CODE or THIS CODE OF ORDINANCES. The village code hereby adopted, and as hereinafter modified by amendment, revision and by the adoption of new titles, chapters or sections.
   UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT. The meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.28)
   VILLAGE. The Village of Maryville.
   WEEK. Seven consecutive days.
   WHOEVER. Includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents and employees; and all officials, public or private.
   WRITTEN or IN WRITING. May include printing, electronic, and any other mode of representing words and letters; but when the written signature of any person is required by law on any official or public writing or bond, required by law, it shall be (1) the proper handwriting of such person or, in case he is unable to write, his proper mark or (2) an electronic signature as defined in the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, except as otherwise provided by law.
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.15)
   YEAR. A calendar year unless otherwise expressed. The word YEAR alone is equivalent to the expression “Year of Our Lord.”
(ILCS Chapter 5, Act 70, § 1.10)