§ 10A-17-1.01 Short title
§ 10A-17-1.02 Definitions
§ 10A-17-1.03 Supplementary general principles of law and equity
§ 10A-17-1.04 Governance
§ 10A-17-1.05 Real and personal property; nonprofit association as legatee, devisee, or beneficiary
§ 10A-17-1.06 Statement of authority as to real property
§ 10A-17-1.07 Liability in tort and contract
§ 10A-17-1.08 Capacity to assert and defend; standing
§ 10A-17-1.09 Effect of judgment or order
§ 10A-17-1.10 Disposition of personal property of inactive or dissolved nonprofit association
§ 10A-17-1.11 Appointment of agent to receive service of process
§ 10A-17-1.12 Claim not abated by change of members or offices
§ 10A-17-1.13 Venue
§ 10A-17-1.14 Summons and complaint; service on whom
§ 10A-17-1.15 Transition concerning real and personal property
§ 10A-17-1.16 Other acts not repealed
§ 10A-17-1.17 Savings clause
§ 10A-17-1.18 Uniformity of application and construction

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 10A > Chapter 17

  • aidt: The Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute. See Alabama Code 41-29-281
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • association: Includes, but is not limited to, an unincorporated nonprofit association as defined in Chapter 17 and an unincorporated professional association as defined in Article 1 of Chapter 30. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • corporation: Includes a domestic or foreign business corporation as defined in Chapter 2 or Chapter 2A, as applicable, a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation as defined in Chapter 3, a domestic or foreign professional corporation as defined in Chapter 4, and those entities specified in Chapter 20 as corporate. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • department: The Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: The Director of the Alabama Industrial Development and Training Institute. See Alabama Code 41-29-281
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • employee: An employee, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, as amended from time to time; except that any individual providing services to an employer on an hourly, part-time, full-time, salaried, or contractual basis shall be considered an employee for purposes of this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • employer: An employer, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, as amended from time to time, that is either a general contractor or subcontractor that primarily holds itself out for hire to the general public as a general contractor or subcontractor and who receives more than five percent of its annual gross revenue from business described in either North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 236, 237, or 238 of the United States Department of Commerce in effect as of January 1, 2009. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • entity: A domestic entity or foreign entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • 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.
  • fee: The tax levied by this division. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Any individual, person, corporation, limited liability entity, trust, association, or any other business enterprise other than home building projects by licensed residential home builders as defined in Chapter 14A of Title 34, or those specifically exempted under Chapter 14A of Title 34, except for subdivision (3) of Section 34-14A-6, that for a price, commission, fee, or payment undertakes to construct or superintend or engage in the construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, demolition of any building, highway, sewer, structure, site work, grading, or paving of any project, or any improvement, in the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: A partnership as defined in Chapter 8A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • JUDGE OF PROBATE: The judge of probate of the county in which a domestic entity is required or permitted to deliver a filing instrument for filing pursuant to this title. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • law: Unless the context requires otherwise, both statutory and common law. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: A limited liability company as defined in Chapter 5A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • LIMITED PARTNERSHIP: A limited partnership as defined in Chapter 9A. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION: An unincorporated nonprofit association as defined in Chapter 17. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • officer: An individual elected, appointed, or designated as an officer of an entity by the entity's governing authority or under the entity's governing documents. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • organization: A corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company, business trust, real estate investment trust, joint venture, joint stock company, cooperative, association, bank, insurance company, credit union, savings and loan association, or other organization, regardless of whether the organization is for profit, not for profit, nonprofit, domestic, or foreign. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • partnership: Includes a general partnership, a limited liability partnership, a foreign limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, a foreign limited partnership, a limited liability limited partnership, and a foreign limited liability limited partnership. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • person: An individual, including the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual, or an organization, whether created by the laws of this state or another state or foreign country, including, without limitation, a general partnership, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, limited liability limited partnership, limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, nonprofit corporation, professional association, trustee, personal representative, fiduciary, as defined in Section 19-3-150 or person performing in any similar capacity, business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • property: Includes all property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest therein. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • SKILLED LABOR: Includes all labor or services performed by employees directly engaged in construction operations at the location of any construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, demolition, highway, sewer, structure, grading, paving, or improvement project in Alabama. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • state: Includes, when referring to a part of the United States, a state or commonwealth, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, and a territory or possession, and its agencies and governmental subdivisions, of the United States. See Alabama Code 10A-1-1.03
  • subcontractor: Any individual, person, corporation, limited liability entity, trust, association, or any other business enterprise performing work under contract to a general contractor, but not licensed residential home builders building homes as defined in Chapter 14A of Title 34, or those specifically exempted under Chapter 14A of Title 34, except for subdivision (3) of Section 34-14A-6. See Alabama Code 41-10-727
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • wages: The gross earnings paid by an employer to an employee covered by this division, including all forms of compensation such as salaries, hourly payments, commissions, remuneration, dismissal pay, bonuses, and vacation and sick leave pay, prior to deductions for items such as Social Security contributions, withholding taxes, group health insurance, union dues, and savings bonds. See Alabama Code 41-10-727