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Purposes; rules of construction; variation by agreement.
Section 671.102, Florida Statutes 2004

671.102  Purposes; rules of construction; variation by agreement.--

(1)  This code shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.

(2)  Underlying purposes and policies of this code are:

(a)  To simplify, clarify and modernize the law governing commercial transactions;

(b)  To permit the continued expansion of commercial practices through custom, usage and agreement of the parties;

(c)  To make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions.

(3)  The effect of provisions of this code may be varied by agreement, except as otherwise provided in this code and except that the obligations of good faith, diligence, reasonableness and care prescribed by this code may not be disclaimed by agreement but the parties may by agreement determine the standards by which the performance of such obligations is to be measured if such standards are not manifestly unreasonable.

(4)  The presence in certain provisions of this code of the words "unless otherwise agreed" or words of similar import does not imply that the effect of other provisions may not be varied by agreement under subsection (3).

(5)  In this code unless the context otherwise requires:

(a)  Words in the singular number include the plural, and in the plural include the singular;

(b)  Gender-specific language includes the other gender and neuter, and when the sense so indicates words of the neuter gender may refer to any gender.

History.--s. 1, ch. 65-254; s. 551, ch. 97-102.

Note.--s. 1-102, U.C.C.; supersedes ss. 678.53, 614.31.