Civil Procedure Code

1. Short title, commencement and extent

1. Short title, commencement and extent. (1) This Act may be cited as the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. (2) It shall come into force on the first day of January, 1909. 1[(3) It extends to the whole of... Continue reading
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2. Definitions.

2. Definitions. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,- (1) “Code” includes rules; (2) “decree” means the formal expression of an adjudication which, so far as regards the Court expressing it, conclusively determines... Continue reading
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3. Subordination of Courts.

3. Subordination of Courts. For the purposes of this Code, the District Court is subordinate to the High Court, and every Civil Court of a grade inferior to that of a District Court and every Court of Small Causes... Continue reading
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4. Savings.

4. Savings. (1) In the absence of any specific provision to the contrary, nothing in this Code shall be deemed to limit or otherwise affect any special or local law now in force or any special jurisdiction or power... Continue reading
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5. Application of the Code to Revenue Courts

5. Application of the Code to Revenue Courts (1) Where any Revenue Courts are governed by the provisions of this Code in those matters of procedure upon which any special enactment applicable to them is silent, the State Government... Continue reading
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6. Pecuniary jurisdiction.

6. Pecuniary jurisdiction. Save in so far as is otherwise expressly provided, nothing herein contained shall operate to give any Court jurisdiction over suits the amount or value of the subject-matter of which exceeds the pecuniary limits (if any)... Continue reading
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7. Provincial Small Cause Courts.

7. Provincial Small Cause Courts. The following provisions shall not extend to Courts constituted under the Provincial Small Cause Courts Act, 1887 (9 of 1887), 1, or to Courts exercising the... Continue reading
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8. Presidency Small Cause Courts.

8. Presidency Small Cause Courts. Save as provided in sections 24, 38 to 41, 75, clauses (a), (b) and (c), 76 1, and by the Presidency Small Cause Courts Act, 1882, (15 of 1882) the provisions in... Continue reading
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9. Courts to try all civil suits unless barred.

9. Courts to try all civil suits unless barred. The Courts shall (subject to the provisions herein contained) have jurisdiction to try all suits of a civil nature excepting suits of which their cognizance is either expressly or impliedly... Continue reading
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10. Stay of suit.

10. Stay of suit. No Court shall proceed with the trial of any suit in which the matter in issue is also directly and substantially in issue in a previously instituted suit between the same parties, or between parties... Continue reading