Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 1859

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 1859 - Intention of Legislature or intention of parties in construction of statute or instrument

In the construction of a statute the intention of the Legislature, and in the construction of the instrument the intention of the parties, is to be pursued, if possible; and when a general and particular provision are inconsistent, the latter is paramount to the former. So a particular intent will control a general one that is inconsistent with it.

Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 1859

Enacted 1872.