Words importing the singular number may also be applied to the plural of persons and things; words importing the plural may be applied to the singular; and words importing the masculine gender may be extended to females also.
This section is a part of 1891 c 23 § 1.
The introductory phrase of that section provides: "The following provisions relative to the construction of statutes shall be rules of construction and shall constitute a part of the code of procedure of this state:".
Statutes in gender-neutral terms: RCW 44.04.210
Wrongful death, number and gender: RCW 4.20.005