§ 1-1-1 Meaning of certain words and terms
§ 1-1-2 Tenses; gender; singular and plural; joint authority
§ 1-1-3 “Blind person” defined; how blindness proved
§ 1-1-4 Computation of time
§ 1-1-5 Public offenses defined
§ 1-1-6 Certain acts or omissions not public offenses
§ 1-1-8 When penal acts take effect
§ 1-1-9 Existing rights, remedies and defenses preserved
§ 1-1-10 Repeal of uncodified statutes of public, general, and permanent nature; certain statutes saved from repeal
§ 1-1-11 Repealed laws not revived
§ 1-1-13 Previous validating acts not repealed
§ 1-1-14 Classification and organization of Code; notes and catchlines of sections not part of law
§ 1-1-15 References to sections, titles, etc
§ 1-1-16 Severability of provisions of Code and statutes

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 1 > Chapter 1

  • Bailee: means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • blind person: means a natural person who has no vision or whose vision with correcting glasses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential, or who has central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose central visual acuity is more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting glasses but whose peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees. See Alabama Code 1-1-3
  • carrier: means a person that issues a bill of lading. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Consignee: means a person named in a bill of lading to which or to whose order the bill promises delivery. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Consignor: means a person named in a bill of lading as the person from which the goods have been received for shipment. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Goods: means all things that are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract for storage or transportation. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Issuer: means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the possessor of goods to deliver. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • juries: include courts or judges in all cases when a jury trial is waived, or when the court or judge is authorized to ascertain and determine the facts as well as the law. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • non compos mentis: include all persons of unsound mind. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • Shipper: means a person that enters into a contract of transportation with a carrier. See Alabama Code 7-7-102
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Warehouse: means a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire. See Alabama Code 7-7-102