Terms Used In California Codes > Business and Professions Code > Division 9 > Chapter 14 - Seizure and Forfeiture of Property
- Access costs: means living expenses and expenses for transportation, supplies, technology, and books. See California Education Code 69432.7
- 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.
- Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Award year: means one academic year, or the equivalent, of attendance at a qualifying institution. See California Education Code 69432.7
- ballot: means any of the following:
California Elections Code 301
- board: as used in this chapter means the Medical Board of California. See California Business and Professions Code 2002
- candidate: includes any officeholder who is subject to a recall election. See California Elections Code 305
- certificate: as used in this chapter are deemed to be synonomous. See California Business and Professions Code 2040
- City: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 18
- Commission: means the Student Aid Commission. See California Education Code 69432.7
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- County office: means the office filled by any county officer. See California Elections Code 313
- Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
- Elections official: means any of the following:
California Elections Code 320
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- General election: means either of the following:
California Elections Code 324
- Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
- high school grade point average: includes senior year coursework. See California Education Code 69432.7
- Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
- Judicial office: means the office filled by any judicial officer. See California Elections Code 326
- licensee: as used in this chapter means the holder of a physician's and surgeon's certificate or doctor of podiatric medicine's certificate, as the case may be, who is engaged in the professional practice authorized by the certificate under the jurisdiction of the appropriate board. See California Business and Professions Code 2041
- Maximum household income and asset levels: means the applicable household income and household asset levels for participants, including new applicants and renewing recipients, in the Cal Grant Program, as defined and adopted in regulations by the commission for the 2001-02 academic year, which shall be set pursuant to the following income and asset ceiling amounts:
California Education Code 69432.7
- Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
- Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
- Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
- Nomination documents: means declaration of candidacy and nomination papers. See California Elections Code 333
- Nonpartisan office: means an office, except for a voter-nominated office, for which no party may nominate a candidate. See California Elections Code 334
- Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
- Party: means a political party or organization that has qualified for participation in any primary or presidential general election. See California Elections Code 338
- 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.
- podiatric medicine: means the diagnosis, medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative, and electrical treatment of the human foot, including the ankle and tendons that insert into the foot and the nonsurgical treatment of the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot. See California Business and Professions Code 2472
- Primary election: includes all primary nominating elections provided for by this code. See California Elections Code 341
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Qualifying institution: means an institution that complies with paragraphs (2) and (3) and is any of the following:
California Education Code 69432.7
- Regular election: is a n election, the specific time for the holding of which is prescribed by law. See California Elections Code 348
- Satisfactory academic progress: means those criteria required by applicable federal standards published in Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations. See California Education Code 69432.7
- Signature: includes either of the following:
California Elections Code 354.5
- Special election: is a n election, the specific time for the holding of which is not prescribed by law. See California Elections Code 356
- 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.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
- Voter: means any elector who is registered under this code. See California Elections Code 359
- Voter-nominated office: means a congressional or state elective office for which a candidate may choose to have his or her party preference or lack of party preference indicated upon the ballot. See California Elections Code 359.5