1. Unless the context indicates otherwise,
(a) “case” means any stage of a criminal, penal or civil proceeding and a motion or application;
(b) “court” means a municipal court of Québec;
(c) “clerk” means a clerk, deputy clerk or replacement clerk;
(d) “judge” means a municipal court judge;
(e) “president judge” means, in a court where judges exercise their functions exclusively and on a full-time basis, a judge appointed by the Government to preside over a court and includes the associate president judge where that judge replaces the president judge;
(f) “judge responsible for the court” means, in a court composed of more than one judge, a judge designated by the Government as the judge responsible for the court;
(g) “parties” means the Queen, the prosecuting party, the prosecution, the defendant, the intervener, the impleaded party or the opposing party.