WILLS ACT - 1971 (ACT 360)

    Section - 18 - Interpretation.

    In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:-

    "active service" has the meaning given to it by section 98 of the Armed Forces Act, 1962 (Act 105);

    "child" includes a person adopted under any enactment for the time being in force relating to adoption, any person recognised by the person in question to be his child or to whom he stands in loco parentis, and in the case of a Ghanaian, includes also any person recognised by customary law to be the child of such person;

    "descendant" means a child or grandchild of the testator;

    "internal law" in relation to any territory or state means the law which would apply in a case where no question of law in force in any other territory or state arises;

    "property" includes movable and immovable property and any right, benefit, expectancy or other interest;

    "spouse" means the wife or husband of a deceased person;

    "state" means a territory or group of territories having its own law of nationality;

    "will" includes a codicil and any other testamentary instrument, and "testator" shall be construed accordingly.