2009 California Civil Code - Section 1427-1428 :: Title 1. Definition Of Obligations

CIVIL CODE
SECTION 1427-1428

1427.  An obligation is a legal duty, by which a person is bound to
do or not to do a certain thing.

[1428.]  Section Fourteen Hundred and Twenty-eight. An obligation
arises either from:
   One--The contract of the parties; or,
   Two--The operation of law. An obligation arising from operation of
law may be enforced in the manner provided by law, or by civil
action or proceeding.

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