Title 1. of the General Principles of Evidence - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1858

1858.  In the construction of a statute or instrument, the office of
the Judge is simply to ascertain and declare what is in terms or in
substance contained therein, not to insert what has been omitted, or
to omit what has been inserted; and where there are several
provisions or particulars, such a construction is, if possible, to be
adopted as will give effect to all.

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