• Current through October 23, 2012

As used in this title, unless the context requires a different meaning:

words importing the singular include the plural, and words importing the plural include the singular;

the present tense includes the future as well as the present;

"District Court" means the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; and

"Probate Court" and "court", respectively, mean the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

(Sept. 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 685, Pub. L. 89-183, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 566, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 147(1); June 4, 1982, D.C. Law 4-111, § 2(c), 29 DCR 1684.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 18-101.

1973 Ed., § 18-101.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 4-111, the "Anti-Sex Discriminatory Language Act and Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of 1980 Amendments Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-374, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 9, 1982, and March 23, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 12, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-174 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Miscellaneous Notes

Section 30 of D.C. Law 15-354 provides that Title 18 is designated Title 18 of the District of Columbia Official Code.