New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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26.2 Definitions Generally

The language set forth in the text of this Ordinance is interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction:

A.  The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.

B.  The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present.

C.  The words “shall” and “must” are mandatory, while the word “may” is permissive.

D. The terms “shall not,” “must not,” “will not,” and “may not” are prohibiting.

E.  The use of one gender includes the other gender.

F.  Whenever a defined word or term appears in the text of this Ordinance, its meaning is construed as set forth in the definition.  Any word appearing in parenthesis, between a word and its definition herein, is construed in the same meaning as that word. Words not defined are interpreted in accordance with the definitions considered to be normal dictionary usage.