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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3273.16]

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

PART 2. CONTRACTS [1549 - 1701]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 3. INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS [1635 - 1663]

  ( Title 3 enacted 1872. )
  
1636.  

A contract must be so interpreted as to give effect to the mutual intention of the parties as it existed at the time of contracting, so far as the same is ascertainable and lawful.

(Enacted 1872.)