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(17) "Hut" means any building which is constructed principally of wood, mud, leaves, grass, thatch or metallic sheets and includes any temporary structure of whatever size or any small building of Whatever material made, which the local authority may declare to be a hut for the purposes of this Act;

(18) "Infectious disease” means an infectious disease as defined in section 50 and includes a notified disease and defined in section 60, and leprosy as defined in section 79;

(19) "Latrine" includes privy, water-closet and urinal, whether public or private or whether open or flush-out;

(20) "LOcal area" means the area within the jurisdiction of a local authority;

(21) "LOcal authority" means a Panchayat at any level Constituted under section 4 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) or a municipality constituted under section 4 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994);

(22) "Lodging house" means a hotel, a boarding house, a choultry, a dharmasala or a resthouse not maintained by the Government or a local authority, an unlicensed emigration depot, or any place where, on payment, casual visitors are received and provided with sleeping accommodating, with or without food, but does not include

(a) a student's hostel under public or recognised control; or
(b) a house licensed under section 129 for accommodation of visitors to a fair or festival; or
(c) retiring rooms and rest-houses provided by a railway administration and normally used by passengers or railway servants or both;

(23) "Magistrate" doe not include an Honorary Magistrate;

(24) "Medical Practitioner" means a practitioner registered under the Travancore-Cochin Medical Practitioners Act, 1953 or who has got any medical qualification recognised by the Government;

(25) "Milk" means the milk of a cow, buffalo, goat, ass or other animal and includes cream, skimmed milk, separated milk, and condensed, sterilized or desiccated milk or any other product of milk;

(26) "Notification" means a notification in the Gazette;

(27) "Nuisance" includes any act, omission, place or thing which causes or is likely to cause injury, danger, annoyance or offence to the sense of sight, smell, or hearing or disturbance to rest or sleep or which is or may be dangerous to life or injurious to the health or property of the public or the people in general who dwell or occupy property in the vicinity or persons who may have occasion to use any public right;

(28) "Occupier” includes-

(a) any person for the time being paying liable to pay to the owner the rent or any portion

of the rent of the land or building or part of the same in respect of which the word is used or damages on account of the occupation of such land, building or part; and

(b) a rent-free occupant;

(29) “Offensive matter" includes -

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