Provision

Except in the [Chapters] and sections mentioned in clauses 2 and 3 of this section, the word "offence" denotes a thing made punishable by this Code.  In Chapter IV, [Chapter VA] and in the following sections, namely, sections [64, 65, 66, 5*[67], 71], 109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 187, 194, 195, 203, 211, 213, 214, 221, 222, 223, 224,225, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 347, 348, 388, 389 and 445, the word "offence" denotes a thing punishable under this Code, or under any special or local law as hereinafter defined.  And in sections 141, 176, 177, 201, 202, 212, 216 and 441, the word "offence" has the same meaning when the thing punishable under the special or local law is punishable under such law with imprisonment for a term of six months or upwards, whether with or without fine.]


Simply put

This section means the word offence denotes a thing which is punishable under this code. Except clause 2 and 3, clause 2 says it's punishable under this code or any other code hereinafter mentioned, clause 3 states the term offence is punishable under local law or any other special law for which imprisonment is for term of 6 months or more and can be with or without fine.



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