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In construction of this Ordinance, the rules and definitions contained in this Article shall be observed and applied. In further amplification and for clarity of interpretation of the context, the following definitions of words shall apply:
A. Words in the singular shall include the plural, those in the plural number shall include the singular;
B. Words in the present tense shall include the past and future tenses and words in the future tense shall include the present tense;
C. Words used in the masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter genders;
D. The words “shall” or “must” are mandatory and not discretionary; the words “may” or “should” are permissive; and
E. Words and phrases defined herein shall be given the defined meaning. Words or phrases not defined, yet found in this Ordinance, shall have the same meaning as found in 415 ILCS 5/3 et seq. Words and phrases not defined in either the Ordinance or 415 ILCS 5/3 et seq. shall be given their usual meaning except where the context clearly indicates a different or specified meaning.
(Ord. O-200411-12-134, passed 11-16-2004)