Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 14
Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which the group is designated and includes the governing body or bodies of a water users' association if the articles of incorporation of such water users' association provide for a governing body or bodies denominated other than as a board of directors. See Arizona Laws 10-140
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Delegates: means those persons elected or appointed to vote in a representative assembly for the election of a director or directors or on other matters. See Arizona Laws 10-3140
Delivery: means actual receipt by the person or entity to which directed and for electronic transmissions means receipt as described in section 44-7015, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 10-140
Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
Generation and transmission cooperative: means a corporation that is organized under this article or that becomes subject to this article as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 10-2121
Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
Party: means any plaintiff or defendant in any civil action, in any superior or justice court of this state. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
Property: means any present or future interest in wages, real estate, goods, chattels or choses in action whether such interest is vested or contingent. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
Provisional remedy: means the remedies of attachment, garnishment or replevin, but shall not include garnishment of wages. See Arizona Laws 12-2401
Range: means every character of lands, enclosed or unenclosed, outside of cities and towns, upon which livestock is permitted by custom, license or permit to roam and feed. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.