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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Definitions

Section 1. The following words as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the following meanings:

''Board of aldermen'' or ''selectmen'' includes the board or other authority exercising the powers of a board of aldermen or of selectmen; but nothing herein shall be construed as affecting the veto power of a mayor of any city.

''Department'', the department of public utilities.

''Public way'', any way laid out by public authority.

''Railroad'', a railroad or railway of the class usually operated by steam power.

''Railroad corporation'', the corporation which lays out, constructs, maintains or operates a railroad of the class usually operated by steam power.

''Railroads and railways'', all railroads and railways except tramways in mines and marine railways.