- Every reference in these rules to the masculine gender includes the feminine gender and also any reference in singular includes the plural as well.
- 'Association' shall mean the Badminton Association of India.
- 'Badminton' shall mean the game played with racket and shuttlecock.
- 'India' shall mean the territory of the Indian Union.
- 'Affiliates Unit' shall means units affiliated to BAI.
- 'Associate Affiliates' shall mean any other Departmental Sports Control Board on National level affiliated by the Association.
vi(a) ‘Club Affiliates’ shall mean any individual club or group of clubs affiliated by the Association.
vi(b) ‘Individual Affiliates’ shall mean any individual person affiliated by the Association.
- 'Rules' shall mean the Rules, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the Association in force for time to time.
- 'Official' shall include office bearers, members, of the Executive Committee, Umpires, Coaches, Managers and any person(s) assigned with specific official responsibilities.
- 'Member' shall mean Affiliated units.