Chapter 1 Place of Trial
Chapter 2 Reclassification of Civil Actions and Proceedings
Chapter 3 Coordination

Terms Used In California Codes > Code of Civil Procedure > Part 2 > Title 4

  • Added sweetener: means an additive other than 100 percent fruit juice that enhances the sweetness of a beverage. See California Education Code 49430
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • agency: means every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or other state agency, except that the term agency shall not include:

    California Civil Code 1798.3

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Any school district: means a school district or a county superintendent of schools who employs classroom teachers in the public schools. See California Education Code 45343
  • assessment level: means the estimated gross dollar amount received by assessment from all assessed businesses on an annual basis, and "assessment formula" means the allocation method used within each industry segment (for example, percentage of gross revenue or percentage of transaction charges). See California Government Code 13995.60
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this part. See California Corporations Code 13202
  • bait net: means a lampara or round haul type net, the mesh of which is constructed of twine not exceeding Standard No. See California Fish and Game Code 8780
  • board: means the board of directors of the district unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See California Streets and Highways Code 27002
  • Buy: includes an offer to buy, purchase, barter, exchange, or trade. See California Fish and Game Code 24
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town. See California Streets and Highways Code 15
  • Claim: means a demand for monetary compensation or damages, arising under or relating to the performance of any public works contract. See California Public Contract Code 22200
  • Combination foods: means products that contain two or more components representing two or more of the recommended food groups: fruit, vegetable, dairy, protein, or grains. See California Education Code 49430
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Streets and Highways Code 22
  • Competitive foods: means all food and beverages other than meals reimbursed under programs authorized by the federal Richard B. See California Education Code 49430
  • Construction: includes :

    California Streets and Highways Code 29

  • County: includes "city and county. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14
  • Deep fried: means a food item that is cooked by total submersion in oil or fat. See California Education Code 49430
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation of this state. See California Streets and Highways Code 20
  • department: whenever used in this code , unless the context otherwise requires, means the State Department of Education. See California Education Code 89
  • department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14062
  • Director: means the director of the department. See California Streets and Highways Code 21
  • director: means the State Director of Health Services. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14061
  • Disciplinary action: includes any action whereby an employee is deprived of any classification or any incident of any classification in which he has permanence, including dismissal, suspension, demotion, or any reassignment, without his voluntary consent, except a layoff for lack of work or lack of funds. See California Education Code 45101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means fish and game district. See California Fish and Game Code 41
  • district: means a bridge and highway district unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See California Streets and Highways Code 27001
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Elementary school: means a school operated and maintained by a school district or county office of education that maintains any grade from kindergarten to grade 6, inclusive, but no grade higher than grade 6. See California Education Code 49430
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Flash fried: means a food item that is quickly fried on both sides in oil with a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. See California Education Code 49430
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • High school: means a school operated and maintained by a school district or county office of education maintaining any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive. See California Education Code 49430
  • highway: includes bridges, culverts, curbs, drains, and all works incidental to highway construction, improvement, and maintenance. See California Streets and Highways Code 23
  • immediate family: means an individual's spouse and minor dependent children and any other person over which the individual has legal control. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14478
  • individual: means a natural person. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • instructional aide: means a person employed to assist classroom teachers and other certificated personnel in the performance of their duties and in the supervision of pupils and in instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the certificated personnel to whom the instructional aide is assigned, may be performed by a person not licensed as a classroom teacher. See California Education Code 45343
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • judicial branch entity: means any superior court, court of appeal, the California Supreme Court, the Judicial Council, the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, or the Administrative Office of the Courts. See California Public Contract Code 19205
  • maintenance: includes any of the following:

    California Streets and Highways Code 27

  • Medi-Cal: means the California Medical Assistance Program. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14063
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See California Corporations Code 13202
  • Middle school: means a school operated and maintained by a school district or county office of education that maintains grade 7 or 8, grades 7 to 9, inclusive, or grades 7 to 10, inclusive. See California Education Code 49430
  • Mile: means either a statute mile (5,280 feet) or a nautical mile (6,077 feet) depending on the application. See California Fish and Game Code 55
  • Net: means any gear made of any kind of twine, thread, string, rope, wire, wood, or other materials used for the gilling, entangling, trapping, or impounding of fish. See California Fish and Game Code 56
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Military and Veterans Code 15
  • Par fried: means a food item that is fried to reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit then it is cooled to room temperature so that it may be refrigerated or frozen for future frying. See California Education Code 49430
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust. See California Streets and Highways Code 19
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Government Code 22
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Penal Code 7
  • Public works contract: means , except for a contract awarded pursuant to the State Contract Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100)), a contract awarded through competitive bids or otherwise by the state, any of its political subdivisions or public agencies for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any kind upon real property. See California Public Contract Code 22200
  • School campus: means all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to pupils during the schoolday. See California Education Code 49430
  • Schoolday: means the period from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official schoolday. See California Education Code 49430
  • Snack: means a food that is generally regarded as supplementing a meal, including, but not limited to, chips, crackers, yogurt, cheese, nuts, seeds, fruit, or vegetables. See California Education Code 49430
  • Sold: means the exchange of food or beverages for money, coupons, vouchers, or order forms when any part of the exchange occurs on a school campus. See California Education Code 49430
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 12.2
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 77
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's or subscriber's name. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 17
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • tolls: include tolls, charges, rentals, rates, traffic charges, and other income and revenue actually received or receivable by, or for the account of, the district for the use and operation of equipment, rolling stocks, ferries, properties, and facilities for travel that are constructed, owned, operated, or maintained by the district. See California Streets and Highways Code 27004
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • war: shall mean : (a) whenever Congress has declared war and peace has not been formally restored. See California Military and Veterans Code 18