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(A) Words and phrases shall be taken in their plain, 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) For the purpose of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CITY, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, MUNICIPALITY or TOWN. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut.
CODE,THIS CODE or THIS CODE OF ORDINANCES. This municipal code as modified by amendment, revision and adoption of new titles, chapters or sections.
CONN. GEN. STAT. or GENERAL STATUTES. The revision of 1958 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut and all amendments thereto.
COUNTY. New Haven County, Connecticut.
MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
MONTH. A calendar month.
OATH. 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 the municipality unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
OWNER. Applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, with right of survivorship, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, or joint tenant of the whole or of a part of the building or land.
PERSON. Extends to and includes person, persons, firm, corporation, copartnership, 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 or agents thereof.
PRECEDING or FOLLOWING. Next before or next after, respectively.
SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
SIDEWALK. Any portion of the street, usually lying on either side thereof, between the curb and the adjacent property line, intended for the use of pedestrians.
SIGNATURE or SUBSCRIPTION. Includes a mark when the person cannot write.
STATE. The State of Connecticut.
STREET. Includes avenues, boulevards, highways, roads, alleys, lanes, viaducts, bridges and the approaches thereto, and all other public thoroughfares in the city and means all that part thereof from the property line of the premises abutting thereon.
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, OCCUPANT. Applied to a building or land, mean any person who occupies the whole or a part of the building or land, whether alone or with others.
TOWN. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut.
WRITTEN. Any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing or otherwise.
YEAR. A calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; equivalent to the words YEAR OF OUR LORD .
(1967 Code, § 1-2)