Bare Acts meaning- Bare Acts legal definition
“Bare” means : “without Addition; basic and simple”.
“Act” is a noun which means: “a written law passed by Parliament”.
If both the meanings are combined, it shall mean “a written law passed by parliament without any addition”.
Bare Acts are generally a piece of enactment which is law on the “Subject”.
For example: Indian Contract Act, 1872 is a piece of legislation which contains every laws on the ”Subject”. In Indian Contract Act, 1872, the “Subject” is all forms of Contracts / Agreements in India. So it contains laws related to all forms of Contracts / Agreements in India.
All the Rules, Regulations, Notification, Orders etc. on the “Subject” in relation the particular piece of legislation or Act, be part of or emanates from the Act itself. So it can be said that a particular Act is main legislation on the “Subject”. Every other Rules, Regulations, Notification, Orders etc. on the “Subject” revolves around the Act.
Bare Acts normally contains the followings:
1. Date of notification in office Gazette.
2. Date on which it received Presidential Assent.
4. Short title and commencement
5. Definitions clauses
6. Extent of Application (Area or others)
7. Main Body of legislation; and
In India main 5 (Five) Bare Acts as follows:
1. Indian Penal Code, 1860
2. Criminal Procure Code, 1973
3. Code of Civil Procedure, 19084.
4. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
5. Indian Contract Act, 1873