CHAPTER 17.15
TERMINOLOGY

17.15.010 Gender

When consistent with the context, words in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders.

17.15.020 May

“May” is permissive.

17.15.030 Oath

“Oath” includes an affirmation or declaration in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, lent to the words “affirm” and “affirmed.”

17.15.040 Plural

When consistent with the context, words in plural include the singular.

17.15.050 Shall and Must

“Shall” and “must” are each mandatory.

17.15.060 Singular

When consistent with the context, words in the singular number shall include the plural.

17.15.070 Tenses

When consistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the past and future tenses; and words in the future tense include the present tense.