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The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890

( ACT NO. VIII OF 1890 )

Chapter I


4. In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context,-
(1) “minor” means a person who, under the provisions of the Majority Act, 1875, is to be deemed not to have attained his majority:
(2) “guardian” means a person having the care of the person of a minor or of his property, or of both his person and property:
(3) “ward” means a minor for whose person or property, or both, there is a guardian:
(4) “District Court” has the meaning assigned to that expression in the Code of Civil Procedure, and includes the High Court Division in the exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction:
(5) “the Court” means-
(a) the District Court having jurisdiction to entertain an application under this Act for an order appointing or declaring a person to be a guardian; or
(b) where a guardian has been appointed or declared in pursuance of any such application
(i) the Court which, or the Court of the Officer who, appointed or declared the guardian or is under this Act deemed to have appointed or declared the guardian; or
(ii) in any matter relating to the person of the ward the District Court having jurisdiction in the place where the ward for the time being ordinarily resides; or
(c) in respect of any proceeding transferred under section 4A, the Court of the officer to whom such proceeding has been transferred.
(6) “Collector” means the chief officer in charge of the revenue-administration of a district, and includes any officer whom the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, may, by name or in virtue of his Office, appoint to be a Collector in any local area, or with respect to any class of persons, for all or any of the purposes of this Act:
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(8) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by the 2[Supreme Court] under this Act.

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