Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 20 > Chapter 70 > Subchapter VIII > Part F > Subpart 4
Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See 19 USC 2297
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 19 USC 2291
order: means a kiwifruit research, promotion, and consumer information order issued by the Secretary under section 7463 of this title. See 20 USC 7934
Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture. See 20 USC 7934
vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See 19 USC 2294
writing: includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise. See 19 USC 2291