Section 42 Indian Contract Act 1872
Section 42 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 is about Devolution of joint liabilities. It is under “By whom contracts must be performed” of CHAPTER IV of the Act. CHAPTER IV is titled OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS.
Devolution of joint liabilities
When two or more persons have made a joint promise, then, unless a contrary intention appears by the contract, all such persons, during their joint lives, and, after the death of any of them, his representative jointly with the survivor or survivors, and, after the death of the last survivor, the representatives of all jointly, must fulfil the promise.
Section 41 Indian Contract Act 1872 (Effect of accepting performance from third person)