Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page0082

(viii) 'corrupt practice' means any of the practices specified in Section 120;

(ix) 'cost' in relation to an election petition means all costs, charges and expenses of, or incidental to, the trial of, an election petition;

(x) 'district' means a revenue district;

(xi) 'district election officer' means an officer designated or nominated by the State Election Commission under sub-section (1) of Section 13;

(xii) 'District Panchayat' means a District Panchayat constituted at the district level under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 4;

(xiii) 'District Panchayat area' means the rural areas within a district to be notified by the Government for the purpose of Clause (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 4;

(xiv) 'election' means an election to fill a seat in any of the constituencies in a Panchayat at any level;

(xv) 'elector! in relation to a constituency (by whatever name called) means a person whose name is entered in the electoral roll of that constituency, for the time being in force, and who is not subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in Section 17,

(xvi) 'electoral right' means the right of a person to stand or not to stand as or to withdraw or not to withdraw from being, a candidate, or to vote at an election;

(xvii) 'general election' means the election held under this Act for the constitution or reconstitution of a Panchayat after the expiry of its term or otherwise;

(xviii) 'Government' means the Government of Kerala;

(xix) 'house' means a building or hut used or fit to be used as a residence or otherwise having separate principal entrance from the common way and includes any shop, workshop or warehouse or any building, used for parking vehicles or as a bus stand;

(xx) 'hut' means any building which is constructed principally of wood, mud, leaves, grass or thatch and includes any temporary structure of whatever size or any small building of whatever materials made, which a Village Panchayat may declare to be a hut for the purpose of this Act;

(xxi) 'intermediate level means a level between the village and district levels specified by the Governor under clause (c) of Article 243;

2[(xxii) 'Local Authority' or 'Local Self-Government institution' means a Panchayat at any level constituted under Section 4 of this Act or a Municipality constituted under Section 4 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994.));

(xxiii) 'market' means any place set apart for ordinarily or periodically used for the assembling of persons for the sale or purchase of grain, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish or other perishable articles of food or for the sale, or purchase of livestock or poultry, or of any agricultural or industrial or industrial produce or any raw or manufactured products or any other articles or commodity necessary for the convenience of life provided that a single shop or a group of shops not being more than six in number shall not be deemed a market