Sec. 1-2. Definitions and rules of construction.
The following definitions and rules of construction shall be applied in constructing the provisions of this Code.
   Sec. 1-2(1). And, or. "And" may be read "or," and "or" may be read "and" if the sense requires it.
   Sec. 1-2(2). Bond. When a bond is required, an undertaking in writing shall be sufficient.
   Sec. 1-2(3). City means the City of Tucson, in the County of Pima and State of Arizona, except as otherwise provided.
   Sec. 1-2(4). Code means the Tucson Code.
   Sec. 1-2(5). Computation of time. The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day; and if the last day be Sunday or a legal holiday, that shall be excluded.
   Sec. 1-2(6). County means Pima County, Arizona.
   Sec. 1-2(7). Gender. Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter.
   Sec. 1-2(8). Joint authority. All words giving a joint authority to three (3) or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.
   Sec. 1-2(9). Keeper and proprietor includes persons, firms, associations, corporations, clubs and copartnerships, whether acting by themselves or through a servant, agent or employee.
   Sec. 1-2(10). Mayor and council means the mayor and members of the city council of the city.
   Sec. 1-2(11). Month means a calendar month.
   Sec. 1-2(12). Number. Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural includes the singular number.
   Sec. 1-2(13). Oath. The word "oath" includes an affirmation or declaration in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in such cases the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed."
   Sec. 1-2(14). Or, and. "Or" may be read "and," and "and" may be read "or" if the sense requires it.
   Sec. 1-2(15). Owner, applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or a part of such building or land.
   Sec. 1-2(16). Person includes a corporation, company, partnership, association or society as well as a natural person.
   Sec. 1-2(17). Personal property includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt.
   Sec. 1-2(18). Preceding, following mean next before and next after, respectively.
   Sec. 1-2(19). Property includes real and personal property.
   Sec. 1-2(20). Public place includes any park, cemetery, schoolyard or open space adjacent thereto and any lake or stream.
   Sec. 1-2(21). Real property includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.
   Sec. 1-2(22). Sidewalk means any portion of a street between the curbline and the adjacent property line, intended for the use of pedestrians.
   Sec. 1-2(23). Signature or subscription includes a mark when the person cannot write, his name being written near it, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as witness.
   Sec. 1-2(24). State means the State of Arizona.
   Sec. 1-2(25). Street means and includes any public way, road, highway, street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, alley, lane, viaduct, bridge and the approaches thereto within the city.
   Sec. 1-2(26). Tenant, occupant, applied to a building or land, includes any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
   Sec. 1-2(27). Tense. Words used in the past or present tense include the future as well as the past and present.
   Sec. 1-2(28). Writing includes printing.
   Sec. 1-2(29). Year means a calendar year.
(1953 Code, ch. 1, § 2)
   State Law References: Definitions and construction of statutes generally, A.R.S. § 1-211 et seq.