[Rev. 11/21/2013 8:56:18 AM--2013]

TITLE 2 - CIVIL PRACTICE

CHAPTER 10 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 10.010             Definitions.

NRS 10.015             “Affinity” defined.

NRS 10.025             “Month” defined.

NRS 10.035             “Oath” defined.

NRS 10.045             “Personal property” defined.

NRS 10.055             “Process” defined.

NRS 10.065             “Property” defined.

NRS 10.075             “Real property” defined.

NRS 10.085             “State” defined.

NRS 10.095             “United States” defined.

NRS 10.105             “Will” defined.

NRS 10.115             “Writ” defined.

NRS 10.125             “Writing” defined.

NRS 10.135             Interpretation.

NRS 10.145             Signature by mark.

NRS 10.155             Legal residence.

NRS 10.165             Performance of secular acts.

NRS 10.175             Seals of public offices: Impressions on documents.

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      NRS 10.010  Definitions.  As used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 10.015 to 10.125, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.015  “Affinity” defined.  “Affinity” when applied to the marriage relation signifies the connection existing in consequence of marriage between each of the married persons and the blood relatives of the other.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.025  “Month” defined.  “Month” means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.035  “Oath” defined.  “Oath” includes affirmation or declaration.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.045  “Personal property” defined.  “Personal property” includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.055  “Process” defined.  “Process” signifies a writ or summons in the course of judicial proceedings.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.065  “Property” defined.  “Property” includes both real and personal property.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.075  “Real property” defined.  “Real property” is coextensive with lands, tenements and hereditaments.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.085  “State” defined.  “State” when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.095  “United States” defined.  “United States” may include the District of Columbia and territories or insular possessions.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.105  “Will” defined.  “Will” includes a codicil.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.115  “Writ” defined.  “Writ” signifies an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the State or of a court or judicial officer.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.125  “Writing” defined.  “Writing” includes printing and typewriting.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.135  Interpretation.  As used in this title, every mode of oral statement, under oath or affirmation, is embraced by the term “testify,” and every written one in the term “depose.”

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.145  Signature by mark.  As used in this title, signature or subscription includes mark when the person cannot write, his or her name being written near it by a person who writes his or her own name as a witness; but when a signature is by mark it must, in order that it may be acknowledged or may serve as the signature to any sworn statement, be witnessed by two persons who must subscribe their own names as witnesses thereto.

      [Part 1911 CPA § 533; RL § 5475; NCL § 9022]—(NRS A 1977, 181; 1985, 499)

      NRS 10.155  Legal residence.  Unless otherwise provided by specific statute, the legal residence of a person with reference to the person’s right of naturalization, right to maintain or defend any suit at law or in equity, or any other right dependent on residence, is that place where the person has been physically present within the State or county, as the case may be, during all of the period for which residence is claimed by the person. Should any person absent himself or herself from the jurisdiction of his or her residence with the intention in good faith to return without delay and continue his or her residence, the time of such absence is not considered in determining the fact of residence.

      [Part 1:158:1911; RL § 3609; NCL § 6405]—(NRS A 1981, 1861)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 10.020)

      NRS 10.165  Performance of secular acts.  Whenever any act of a secular nature, other than a work of necessity or mercy, is appointed by law or contract to be performed upon a particular day, which day falls upon a holiday or a nonjudicial day, it may be performed upon the next business day with the same effect as if it had been performed upon the day appointed; and if such act is to be performed at a particular hour it may be performed at the same hour of the next business day.

      [1:61:1913; 1919 RL p. 3351; NCL § 9408]—(Substituted in revision for NRS 10.030)

      NRS 10.175  Seals of public offices: Impressions on documents.  A seal of a public office, when required to any writ or process or proceeding, or to authenticate a copy of any record or document, may be impressed with wax, wafer, or any other substance, and then attached to the writ, process or proceeding, or to the copy of the record or document, or it may be impressed on the paper alone.

      [1911 CPA § 539; RL § 5481; NCL § 9028]—(NRS A 2011, 710)