In these Bye-Laws, unless the context otherwise requires, expressions shall have the same meaning as in the Charter, words importing males shall include females and words implying the singular number shall include the plural number and vice versa, and words importing individual person or persons shall include body or bodies corporate.

No State Centre or Local Centre shall extend its activities beyond its geographical boundaries without prior sanction of the Council, which sanction shall be given only after due notification to the State Centre or the Local Centre affected by such proposed extension of activities and after full consideration of any representation by such State Centre or Local Centre as the case may be.