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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3272.9]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )

PART 1. OBLIGATIONS IN GENERAL [1427 - 1543]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 2. INTERPRETATION OF OBLIGATIONS [1429 - 1451]

  ( Title 2 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 4. Alternative Obligations [1448 - 1451]
  ( Chapter 4 enacted 1872. )

1448.
  

If an obligation requires the performance of one of two acts, in the alternative, the party required to perform has the right of selection, unless it is otherwise provided by the terms of the obligation.

(Enacted 1872.)

1449.
  

If the party having the right of selection between alternative acts does not give notice of his selection to the other party within the time, if any, fixed by the obligation for that purpose, or, if none is so fixed, before the time at which the obligation ought to be performed, the right of selection passes to the other party.

(Enacted 1872.)

1450.
  

The party having the right of selection between alternative acts must select one of them in its entirety, and cannot select part of one and part of another without the consent of the other party.

(Enacted 1872.)

1451.
  

If one of the alternative acts required by an obligation is such as the law will not enforce, or becomes unlawful, or impossible of performance, the obligation is to be interpreted as though the other stood alone.

(Enacted 1872.)

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