|1. This Act may be cited as the Subordinate Courts Act.|
|2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —|
|“action” means a civil proceeding commenced by summons or in such other manner as may be prescribed by Rules of Court;|
|“commissioner for oaths” means a commissioner for oaths appointed under section 68 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap. 322);|
|“District Court limit” means —|
|(a)||in sections 26(a) and 27, $3 million or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 30; and|
|(b)||in any other section, $250,0001 or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 30;|
1 O 1 (S 333/97) — Subordinate Courts (Variation of District Court Limit) Order.
|“judicial officer” means a District Judge, Magistrate, Coroner or registrar;|
|“Magistrate’s Court limit” means $60,0002 or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 52(3);|
2 S 263/99 — Subordinate Courts (Variation of Magistrate’s Court Limit) Order 1999.
|“prescribed” means prescribed by Rules of Court;|
|“Public Prosecutor” includes a Deputy Public Prosecutor;|
|“registrar” means the registrar of the subordinate courts and includes a deputy registrar;|
|“Rules of Court” means Rules of Court made under this Act and includes forms;|
|“seal” includes stamp. |