Section 6 in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Definitions in the Code to be understood subject to excep­tions

Description: Throughout this Code every definition of an offence, every penal provision, and every illustration of every such definition or penal provision, shall be understood subject to the exceptions contained in the Chapter entitled “General Exceptions”, though those exceptions are not repeated in such definition, penal provision, or illustration. Illustrations (a) The sections, in this Code, which contain definitions of offences, do not express that a child under seven years of age cannot commit such offences, but the definitions are to be under­stood subject to the general exception which provides that noth­ing shall be an offence which is done by a child under seven years of age. (b) A, a police-officer, without warrant, apprehends Z, who has committed murder. Here A is not guilty of the offence of wrongful confinement; for he was bound by law to apprehend Z and there­fore the case falls within the general exception which provides that “nothing is an offence which is done by a person who is bound by law to do it”

Title: Sense of expression once explained

Description: Every expression which is explained in any part of this Code is used in every part of this Code in conformity with the explanation.

Title: Gender

Description: The pronoun “he” and its derivatives are used of any person, whether male or female

Title: Number

Description: Unless the contrary appears from the context, words importing the singular number include the plural number, and words importing the plural number include the singular number.

Title: Man Woman

Description: The word “man” denotes a male human being of any age; the word “woman” denotes a female human being of any age

CHAPTER 2 GENERAL EXPLANATIONS