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Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute Incorporation Ordinance
(CHAPTER 359)

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 47 of 1949 )

    Note: This private Ordinance is reproduced in the form it appears in the 1955 Revised Edition.
REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Ordinance to incorporate the Mother Superior of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute in the Colony of Singapore.
[23rd November 1949]
Short title
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute Incorporation Ordinance.
The Mother Superior of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute in the Colony of Singapore to be a body corporate
2.
—(1)  The Reverend Vittoria Garre the Mother Superior in the Colony of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute and her successors in office, shall be a body corporate (hereinafter called “the Corporation”), and shall for the purposes of this Ordinance, have the name of “The Mother Superior of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute (Singapore)”, and by that name, have perpetual succession, and shall and may have and use a corporate seal.
(2)  The said seal may from time to time be broken, changed or altered, or made anew as to the corporation seems fit.
(3)  The expression “successors in office” shall be deemed to include the First Assistant of the Institute from the time when the office of “The Mother Superior of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute (Singapore)” becomes vacant by the resignation or death of the holder for the time being, until the formal assumption of office by her successor.
Power to acquire and dispose of property
3.
—(1)  The Corporation may acquire, purchase, take, hold and enjoy movable and immovable property of every description, and may sell, convey, assign, exchange, surrender, yield up, mortgage, demise, reassign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property vested in the corporation upon such terms as to the corporation seems fit.
(2)  The corporation may sue and be sued in respect of such property in any of the Courts of the Colony of Singapore.
Vesting of the property described in the Schedule
4.  The estates and interests of the respective persons mentioned in the third column of the Schedule in the immovable property set forth and described in the first column of such Schedule are hereby divested, and the same are vested in the corporation for the estate or interest indicated in the second column of the said Schedule subject to all conditions of tenure incident thereto, and subject also to any trusts by which the same are affected.
Execution of documents
5.
—(1)  All deeds and other instruments requiring the seal of the corporation shall be sealed in the presence of the person who is for the time being Mother Superior in this Colony of the said Society or of her attorney duly authorised and such deeds and instruments and all other documents, instruments and writings requiring the signature of the corporation shall be signed by such Mother Superior or her attorney.
(2)  Such signing shall be and be taken as sufficient evidence that the said seal was duly and properly affixed, and that the seal is the lawful seal of the corporation.
Notification of appointment of Mother Superior of the Society of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute
6.  A notification in the Gazette of the appointment of any person to exercise the office of the Mother Superior of the Daughters of Charity of the Canossian Institute (Singapore) shall be conclusive evidence that such person was duly authorised to exercise the said office in the Colony.
Saving of Government and other rights
7.  Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall affect the rights of the Government, all bodies politic and corporate, and all others, except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those claiming by, from or under them.