Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 35 > Chapter 1 > Article 6
- Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Budget unit: means any department, commission, board, institution or other agency of this state receiving, expending or disbursing state monies or incurring obligations against this state. See Arizona Laws 35-101
- Claim: means a demand against the state for payment for either:
(a) Goods delivered or, in the case of highway construction, goods or facilities to be delivered by the federal government. See Arizona Laws 35-101
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- substitute check: means a paper reproduction of an original warrant or check that is created from an electronic image of the original warrant or check and that meets all of the following:
1. See Arizona Laws 35-101.01
- Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215