Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 13A > Chapter 14
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.