City of Madras, Company, Co-operative Society, Interest, Loan, Pawnbroker,
Pawner, Pledge

An Act to regulate and control the business of
Pawnbrokers in the a[Ststeof Tamil Nadu].
WHEREASit is expedien&o make provision for the
regulation and control of the business of pawnbrokers
in the a[State of Tamil Nadu]; ‘[It is hereby enacted
as follows :-I

  1. (1) This Act may be called the ‘[Tamil Nadu] Shorttitle,
    extent commen- and
    Pawnbrokers Act, 1943.
    (2) It extends to the whole-of the 5[State orcement.
    .Tamil Nadu].
    These words were substituted for the word “Madras” by the
    Tamil Nadu Adaptat~onof Laws Order, 1969, as amended by tht
    Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Amendment) Order, 1964,
    2 For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Fort St. George
    Gazette, dated the 13th August 1940, Part 1V-A, pages 65-66.
    This Act was extended to the merged State of Pudukkottai hy
    section3 of,andthe First Schcdule to, the Tamil Nadu Merged
    StateJ (Laws) Act, 1949 (Tamil Nsdu Act XXXV of 1949).
    This Act was extended to the Kanya!r:m~ari district and the
    Shcncottal~taluk of the Tifunelveli district by section 3 of, and the
    First Schedule to, the Tam11Nadu (Transferred Territory) Extension
    of Laws Act, 1960 (Tamil Nadu Act 23 of 1960), which came intc,
    force on the 1st April 1961, repealing the corresponding law in force
    in that territory.
    a This cupression was substituted for the expression “Province
    of Madra,” by thc Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1970,
    which wiis deemed to have come into force on the 14th January 1969.
    4 These words were substituted for the paragraph containing
    “~cenacting formula and the paragraph preced~ngthat paragraph
    9y section 5 of the Tamil Nadu Re-enact~ngand Repealing (NO. I)
    Act, 1948 (Tam11Nadu Act V1I of 1948).
    6 This expression was substituted for thb expxession “State of’
    Madras” by the Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1969, as
    amended by thc Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Arucnd-
    ment) Order, 1969.
  • This Act has now been repealed by Tamil Nadu Act Vl! t f
    :$’$ .”…,:’. ‘
    Pawnbrokers 11943: T.N.Act XMII
  • I \efiniti~ns.
    (3) This section shall come into force at once*,
    and the state^ Govhentmay, from time to time,
    by notification in the Fort St. George Gazette, apply
    the remaining provisions of this Act to the whole or
    any portion of the ‘[State of Tamil Nadu] from such
    date as may be specified in the notification, and may
    cancel or modify any such notification.
  1. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant
    in the subject or context-
    (1) “City of Madras “includes all places within
    the local limits of the ordinary original jurisdiction
    of the High Court of Judicature at Madras ;
    (2) ”company “means a company-
    (a) registered under any of the enactments
    relating to companies for the time being in force “[in
    India or] in the United Kingdom or in any of the
    British Dominions, or in any of the Colonies or
    Dependencies of the United Kingdom, ‘[
    (b) incorporated by an Act of Parliament
    6[of the United Kingdom] or by Royal Charter or
    Letters Patent or by any Orcentral Act] ;

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