Section 12-21-109

Effect of written receipts, releases, discharges, and judgments entered pursuant to pro tanto settlements generally.

All receipts, releases and discharges in writing, whether of a debt of record, a contract under seal or otherwise, and all judgments entered pursuant to pro tanto settlements, must have effect according to their terms and the intentions of the parties thereto.

(Code 1852, §2282; Code 1867, §2685; Code 1876, §3039; Code 1886, §2774; Code 1896, §1805; Code 1907, §3973; Code 1923, §7669; Code 1940, T. 7, §381; Acts 1985, No. 85-517, p. 611.)