2. Definitions. In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context,--
" district" includes a presidency- town;
" Collector" means the chief officer in charge of the land- revenue administration of a district; and
" defaulter" means a person from whom an arrear of land- revenue, or a sum recoverable as an arrear of land- revenue, is due, and includes a person who is responsible as surety for the payment of any such arrear or sum.