Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 20 > Chapter 70 > Subchapter VIII > Part F > Subpart 4
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See
Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture. See
vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See
writing: includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise. See