2. Definitions In this Act unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) Omitted by Act 25 of 1968 (b) “Instrument” includes every document by which any right or liability is, or purpose to be, created, transferred, modified, limited, extended, suspended, extinguished or recorded. (c) “Legal Practitioner” means any advocate or agent of the supreme court to any advocate, vakil or attorney of any high court or any pleader authorised under any law for the time being in force to practice in any court of law (d) “Notary” means a person appointed as such under this act:
Provided that for a period of two years from the commencement of this Act it shall include also a person who, before such commencement, was appointed a notary public under the negotiable instruments in 1881 and is, immediately before such commencement , in practice in any part of India.
Provided further that in relation to the sat of Jammu and Kashmir the said period of two years shall be computed from the date on which this act comes into force in that State.
(e) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this act. (f) “Register” means a register of notaries maintained by the government under section 4
(g) “State Government” , in relation to a Union Territory, means the administrator thereof.