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The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936

( ACT NO. III OF 1936 )


2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(1) "Chief Justice" includes senior Judge;
(2) "Court" means a Court constituted under this Act;
(3) to "desert", together with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to desert the other party to a marriage without reasonable cause and without the consent, or against the will of such party;
(4) "grievous hurt" means-
(a) emasculation;
(b) permanent privation of the sight of either eye;
(c) permanent privation of the hearing of either ear;
(d) privation of any member or joint;
(e) destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint;
(f) permanent disfiguration of the head or face; or
(g) any hurt which endangers life;
(5) "husband " means a Parsi husband;
(6) "marriage" means a marriage between Parsis whether contracted before or after the commencement of this Act;
(7) a "Parsi" means a Parsi Zoroastrian;
(8) "priest" means a Parsi priest and includes Dastur and Mobed; and
(9) "wife" means a Parsi wife.

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