Section 1-1-2

Tenses; gender; singular and plural; joint authority.

Words used in this Code in the past or present tense include the future, as well as the past and present. Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter. The singular includes the plural, and the plural the singular. All words giving a joint authority to three or more persons or officers give such authority to a majority of such persons or officers, unless it is otherwise declared.

(Code 1852, §§1, 3; Code 1867, §§1, 3; Code 1876, §§1, 3; Code 1886, §§1, 3; Code 1896, §§1, 3; Code 1907, §§1, 3; Code 1923, §§1, 3, 9533; Code 1940, T. 1, §1.)