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An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the Supreme Court.

1. This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court Act.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires -

"appellant" includes a person who has been convicted and desires to appeal under the Constitution or under any Act or law;
"cause" includes any action, suit or other original proceeding between a plaintiff and a defendant;
"Constitution" means the Constitution of the  Republic of Benin and any Constitution substituted for it;
"court below" means the court from which an appeal is brought;
"judgment" includes decision or order;
"justice" means the Chief Justice of  Benin or any other Justice of the Supreme Court and any person lawfully acting as such;
"magistrate's court" includes any district or similar court established by State law;
"matter" includes every proceeding in court not in a cause;
"Registrar" means the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court or any registrar or deputy registrar of that court;
"rules of court" means rules of court made under or in pursuance of section 216 of the Constitution;
"sentence" includes a recommendation;
"sit" includes action;
"Supreme Court" means the Supreme Court of Benin established under section 210 of the Constitution;
"verdict" includes the decision of a Judge or court as to whether or not the accused person is guilty in cases where such
decision rests with the Judge or court.

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