§ 5-16-1. Definitions.
In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Licensing authorities" means the bureau or board of police commissioners of any city or town where that bureau or board of police commissioners is established; but where there is no bureau or board, it means the town council of a town, and the city council of a city.
(2) "Person" means and includes a person, partnership, or corporation.
(3) "Public laundry" means and includes any plant or equipment conducted or operated as a laundry for profit, and for which business is solicited from the general public, but does not mean or include a laundry operated exclusively for and in connection with a hospital, school or other institution, hotel, boardinghouse, or private dwelling, nor a laundry operated by one institution which also serves another institution.
(P.L. 1928, ch. 1200, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 369, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-16-1.)