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Section VI. General Terms and Conditions

A.  Severability: The provisions of this administrative code are severable. If any provi-sion of this administrative code is held to be invalid, its remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby. If the  application of this administrative code, or any of its provisions, to any person or circumstance is held To be invalid, the application of said administrative code and its provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

B.  Rules of Interpretation: The following rules shall apply when interpreting this administrative code.

1.  Specific Provisions to Prevail: to the extent that any specific provision of the administrative code shall conflict with any provision expressed in general terms, the specific provision shall prevail.

2.  Number and Gender: Words imparting the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things; words imparting the plural number may include the singular; words imparting the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender.

3.  References to Laws: All references to the general laws or other acts of the Commonwealth contained in this administrative code are intended to include any amendments thereto and any revisions to chapters and sections or to the corresponding chapters and sections of any rearrangement of such laws or acts enacted subsequent to the enactment of this administrative code.   

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