Unless the context otherwise requires means the

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) (unless the context otherwise requires) means the Supreme Court or the District Court; "former wife" ( ) or "former husband" ( ) means a person whose marriage with the deceased was during the lifetime of the deceased either – (a) dissolved or annulled by a decree of divorce or a decree of nullity of marriage granted under the law of Hong Kong; or (b) dissolved or annulled in any country or territory outside Hong Kong by a divorce or annulment which is entitled to be recognized as valid by the law of Hong Kong; "husband"( ) or "wife" ( ), in relation to a deceased person, means - (a) a husband or wife by a valid marriage; and (b) a person who in good faith entered into a void marriage with the deceased unless either – (i) the marriage of the deceased and that person was dissolved or annulled during the lifetime of the deceased and the dissolution or annulment is recognized by the law of Hong Kong; or (ii) that person has during the lifetime of the deceased entered into a later marriage; "net estate" ( ), in relation to a deceased person, means – (a) all property of which the deceased had power to dispose by his will (otherwise than by virtue of a special power of appointment) less the amount of his funeral, testamentary and administration expenses, debts and liabilities, including estate duty; (b) any property in respect of which the deceased held a general power of appointment (not being a power exercisable by will) which has not been exercised; 182
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(c) any sum of money or other property which is treated for the purposes of this Ordinance as part of the net estate of the deceased by virtue of section 10(1) or (2) ; (d) any property which is treated for the purposes of this Ordinance as part of the net estate of the deceased by virtue of an order made under section 11 ; (e) any sum of money or other property which is, by reason of a disposition or contract made by the deceased, ordered under section 12 or 13 to be provided for the purpose of the making of financial provision under this Ordinance; "property" ( ) includes any chose in action; "reasonable financial provision" ( ) has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 ; "tsip" ( ) means the female partner of a union of concubinage; "union of concubinage" ( ) means a union of concubinage; entered into by a male partner and a female partner before 7 October 1971, under which union the female partner has, during the lifetime of the male partner, been accepted by his wife as his concubine and recognized as such by his family generally; "valid marriage" ( ) means – (a) a marriage celebrated or contracted in accordance with the Marriage Ordinance (Cap. 181); (b) a modern marriage validated by the Marriage Reform Ordinance (Cap. 178); (c) a customary marriage declared to be valid by the Marriage Reform Ordinance (Cap. 178); (d) a marriage celebrated or contracted outside Hong Kong in accordance with the law in force at the time and in the place where the marriage was performed; "valuable consideration" ( ) does not include marriage or a promise of marriage; "will" ( ) includes codicil.
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