Article 1 General Provisions 3-2-1 – 3-2-4
Article 2 Taking Up and Disposition of Animals Running at Large on State and Federal Aid Highways 3-2-20 – 3-2-23

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 3 > Chapter 2

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • authority: A public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of Article 1 of this chapter, as amended. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • authority: The Franklin County Water Service Authority, a public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • board: The Board of Directors of the Franklin County Water Service Authority. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The board of directors of the corporation. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • code: The Code of Alabama 1975, as amended. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • CONCISE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A reasonably concise description of a particular geographic area by metes and bounds, reference to government surveys, recorded maps or plats, municipal, county, or state boundary lines, well-defined landmarks, other monuments, or any combination of the foregoing. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • cooperative: A cooperative marketing association for marketing of farm products. See Alabama Code 2-1-1
  • corporation: The public corporation authorized to be created by this chapter. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • county: Franklin County. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: The governing body as created in Section 11-3-1 and each county governing body created by local act. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • director: A member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Water Service Authority. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • GOVERNMENT SECURITIES: Any bonds or other obligations which as to principal and interest constitute direct obligations of, or are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America, including obligations of any federal agency to the extent such obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America and any certificates or any other evidences of an ownership interest in such obligations of, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America or in specified portions thereof (which may consist of the principal thereof or the interest thereon). See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to this article. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • INDUSTRIAL ACCESS ROADS AND BRIDGES: The planning, design, and construction of roads and bridges on the public highway and street system providing access to active military installations or property used primarily for military purposes or to projects that conduct an activity specified in subdivision (1) of Section 40-18-372, including necessary right-of-way and utility activities provided by state law. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • institute: The Alabama Local Government Training Institute. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • legislature: The Legislature of Alabama. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of Franklin County. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • NET INTEREST INCOME: Interest earned from an investment, net of that which represents a return of accrued interest, and the amount required to offset the amortization of any premium, paid in connection with the purchase of such investment. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • NEW TERRITORY: Any territory added, by amendment to the certificate of incorporation of an authority, to the area or areas in which that authority may render water service. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • person: Any natural person, public or private corporation, municipality, or county, or any agency, department, or instrumentality of the state or of a county or municipality. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • property: Only land which has been subdivided and platted. See Alabama Code 11-88-40
  • property: Real and personal property and interests therein. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM: A water system owned and operated by the United States of America, the state, a county, a municipality, a public corporation organized under the laws of the state, or any combination thereof; or any agency or instrumentality or combination thereof, or any of the foregoing that holds a reversionary or remainder interest in a public water system. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • SERVICE AREA: The geographic area or areas in which the authority is authorized by its certificate of incorporation, or any amendment thereto, to render water service, including territory located within or without the boundaries of one or more municipalities. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • state: The State of Alabama and any department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency thereof. See Alabama Code 11-3-42
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 23-6-1
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • WATER SERVICE: The providing, furnishing, supplying, or distribution of water and the performing of all of the functions and activities reasonably incidental to the operation of a water system. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • WATER SYSTEM: Land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings, and other property, or any combination thereof, that are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying, or distributing water, including, but not limited to, water supply systems, water distribution systems, reservoirs, wells, intakes, mains, laterals, aqueducts, pumping stations, standpipes, filtration plants, purification plants, meters, valves, fire hydrants, all necessary appurtenances and equipment, and all properties, rights, easements, and franchises deemed necessary or desirable by the authority for use in rendering water service. See Alabama Code 45-30-250
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.