28-3-501. Words generally understood in their ordinary sense. 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.
History: En. Sec. 2209, Civ. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 5033, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 7535, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Civ. C. Sec. 1644; Field Civ. C. Sec. 809; re-en. Sec. 7535, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 13-710.