Article 1 32-20-1 – 32-20-11
Article 2 32-20-20 – 32-20-34
Article 3 32-20-40 – 32-20-48

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 32 > Chapter 20

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION: A resolution, adopted by a governing body in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-99B-3, that authorizes the incorporation of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality or public corporation the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • 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
  • board: The board of directors of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • dealer: Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging vehicles who has an established place of business for such purpose in this state and to whom current dealer registration plates have been issued by the Department of Revenue. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: A member of the board of directors of the district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • director: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • district: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • ESTABLISHED PLACE OF BUSINESS: The place actually occupied either continuously or at regular periods by a dealer or manufacturer where his or her books and records are kept and a large share of his or her business is transacted. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • fiduciary account: shall mean any account for which the bank or trust company has investment responsibility. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.07
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission, and, with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body and, with respect to a public corporation, its board of directors. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • gst: The generation-skipping transfer tax imposed by Chapter 13 of the Internal Revenue Code. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • INTERNAL REVENUE CODE: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended from time to time and successor provisions and codifications thereof. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.14
  • mail: To deposit in the United States mail properly addressed and with postage prepaid. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • member: Any county, municipality, or public corporation which elects one or more directors to the board of a district. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • nonresident: Every person who is not a resident of this state. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • owner: A person, other than a lienholder, having the property in or title to a vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • person: Unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it is used, such term includes a public or private corporation, a municipality, a county or an agency, department or instrumentality of the state, or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of proceedings of the board of a district are kept. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • project: Any capital improvement, facility, structure, building, property, or appurtenances thereto of any nature, type, or description which any member is authorized by any law of the state to own, acquire, construct, or finance. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • PUBLIC CORPORATION: Any public corporation organized under the laws of the state. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • SECURITY AGREEMENT: A written agreement which reserves or creates a security interest. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • SECURITY INTEREST: An interest in a vehicle reserved or created by agreement and which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-34-82.08
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 16-36-23