California Civil Code Section 1644

CA Civ Code § 1644 (2017)  

The words of a contract are to be understood in their ordinary and popular sense, rather than according to their strict legal meaning; unless used by the parties in a technical sense, or unless a special meaning is given to them by usage, in which case the latter must be followed.

(Enacted 1872.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018