Article 1 National Guard Educational Assistance Act 31-10-1 – 31-10-5
Article 2 Supplemental Educational Assistance Benefits 31-10-20 – 31-10-25

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 31 > Chapter 10

  • ACTIVE MEMBER: A member of a federally recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard meeting the minimum requirements for satisfactory membership as defined in the Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force regulations. See Alabama Code 31-10-2
  • ACTIVE MEMBER: A member of a federally recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard meeting the minimum requirements for satisfactory membership as defined in the regulations of the Department of the United States Army and the Department of the United States Air Force. See Alabama Code 31-10-20
  • ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD: Federally recognized units of the Alabama National Guard. See Alabama Code 31-10-2
  • ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD: Federally recognized units of the Alabama National Guard. See Alabama Code 31-10-20
  • 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 45-26-231.06
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • authority: A public corporation incorporated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • authority: A nonprofit public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation: Includes a domestic or foreign business corporation as defined in Chapter 2, 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 45-26-231.06
  • county: Any county in this state that abuts on a navigable river or through which a navigable river runs. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • COUNTY OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • foreign: With respect to an entity, that the entity is formed and existing under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06
  • foreign corporation: as used in this division , shall mean:

    (1) Any bank or other corporation now or hereafter organized or existing under the laws of any state of the United States other than the State of Alabama; and

    (2) Any national banking association or other corporation organized under the laws of the United States having its principal place of business in any state of the United States other than Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-31-80

  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, the county commission and, with respect to a municipality, the council, commission or other governing body of such municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • law: Unless the context requires otherwise, both statutory and common law. See Alabama Code 45-26-231.06
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION: A federal military fort, base, camp, post, station, yard, depot, arsenal, armory, or installation. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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 45-26-231.06
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • tuition: The per semester cost of instruction and fees to the student not to exceed the average cost of tuition per semester of a state-supported Alabama four year institution for classes or courses that count towards the individual's degree or certificate plan as designed and approved by the college or institution attended for the individual's declared program of study. See Alabama Code 31-10-2
  • tuition: The total semester, quarter, or classroom hour cost of instruction and fees, excluding late registration fees, academic penalty fees, and electives fees, to the student as periodically published in the catalog of the educational institution, not to exceed the average full-time class load. See Alabama Code 31-10-20
  • TUITION BENEFITS: The difference in the amounts provided for tuition pursuant to the Montgomery G. See Alabama Code 31-10-20
  • WATERFRONT PROPERTY: Any property on or near any navigable river in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10