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  • 1. Rules of interpretation

    (1) In the Law, a reference to:
    (a) a statutory provision includes a reference to the statutory provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
    (b) a person includes any natural person, body corporate or body unincorporated, including a company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state;
    (c) an obligation to publish or cause to be published a particular document shall, unless expressly provided otherwise in the Law, include publishing or causing to be published in printed or electronic form;
    (d) unless stated otherwise, a day means a calendar day. If an obligation falls on a calendar day which is either a Friday or Saturday or an official state holiday in the DIFC, the obligation shall take place on the next calendar day which is a business day;
    (e) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar; and
    (f) the masculine gender includes the feminine.
    (2) The headings in the Law shall not affect its interpretation.