3. Interpretation

    (1) In this Act, unless the contrary appears

    }approved~, in relation to a form, means approved by the Commissioner;

    }business premises~ means premises at which, under a licence

    (a) business may be conducted with members of the public; and

    (b) goods may be stored;

    }Commissioner~ means the person for the time being holding or acting in the office of Commissioner of Police appointed under the Police Act 1892;

    }Department~ means the department of the Public Service principally assisting the Minister in the administration of this Act;

    }licence~ means a pawnbroker's licence or a second-hand dealer's licence;

    }licensee~ means a person who holds a licence;

    }officer~, in relation to a body corporate, includes a director, secretary, executive officer or employee of the body;

    }pawnbroker~ means a person conducting the business of

    (a) lending money on the security of pawned goods; or

    (b) receiving goods under a contract for sale where the seller has a right to buy back the goods;

    }pawn ticket~ means a statement required to be given under section 42;

    }redemption period~ means the period referred to in section 50(1)(a)(i) or (ii), whichever applies in the particular case;

    }second-hand dealer~ means a person conducting the business of buying, selling or exchanging second-hand goods, whether the goods are bought, sold or exchanged on the person's own behalf or on behalf of another person;

    }second-hand goods~ means any goods which have been worn or otherwise used but does not include goods belonging to a class of goods prescribed by the regulations as goods not to be treated as second-hand goods for the purposes of this Act;

    }storage premises~ means premises at which, under a licence, goods may be stored.

    (2) In this Act a reference to goods in the possession of a person includes a reference to goods under that person's control.

    (3) In this Act, unless the contrary appears, a reference to a contract is a reference

    (a) in the case of a pawnbroker, to a contract for the lending of money on the security of pawned goods or for the receiving of goods under a contract of sale where the seller has a right to buy back the goods; and

    (b) in the case of a second-hand dealer, to a contract for the purchase, sale or exchange of second-hand goods.

    (4) In this Act, unless the contrary appears, words importing the masculine gender also import the neuter.

    (5) In this Act a reference to the purchase, sale or exchange of goods in relation to a second-hand dealer includes a reference to a purchase, sale or exchange, as the case may be, of goods by the dealer on behalf of another person.



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