For the purpose 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, TOWN, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, or MUNICIPALITY.  When used in this code shall denote the Municipality of Mount Pleasant irrespective of its population or legal classification.
   COUNCIL.  The legislative authority of the municipality.
   COUNTY.  County of Charleston, South Carolina.
   GOVERNOR.  The Governor of South Carolina.
   KEEPER or PROPRIETOR.  Includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   MAY.  The act referred to is permissive.
   MUNICIPALITY.  The Municipality of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
   OATH.  Includes affirmation and SWEAR includes affirm.
   OFFICERS OF MUNICIPALITY and OFFICIALS OF MUNICIPALITY.  The officials, boards, commissions, and departments of the municipality.
   OWNER.  When applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, or tenant in common of  the whole or part of such property.
   PERSON.  Includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association.
   PERSONAL PROPERTY.  Includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidence of debt.  (S.C. Code § 15-1-40)
   PREMISES.  As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   PROPERTY.  Includes both  real and personal property.  (S.C. Code § 15-1-50)
   PUBLIC AUTHORITY.  Includes boards of education; the municipal, county, state, or federal government, its officers or an 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. (S.C. Code § 15-1-30)
   REGISTERED MAIL.  Includes certified mail, and CERTIFIED MAIL includes registered mail.
   ROADWAY.  That portion of a street improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
   S.C. CODE.  The Code of Laws of South Carolina.
   SHALL.  The act referred to is mandatory.
   SIDEWALK.  That portion of the street between the curb line, or the lateral lines of a roadway where there is no curb, and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   STATE.  The State of South Carolina.
   STREET.  Includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the municipality.
   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.
   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 such premises, alone or with others.
   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.  Includes printing and any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. When the written signature of any person is required, it shall be in the proper handwriting of such person, or in case he is unable to write, his proper mark.
   YEAR.  Twelve consecutive months.
('81 Code, § 10.03)