Sections
Subchapter I General Provisions 9501 – 9506
Subchapter II Civil Actions for Debt 9521 – 9590
Subchapter III Trespass Actions 9611 – 9614
Subchapter IV Replevin and Detinue 9631 – 9640

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 10 > Chapter 95

  • Act: means the Kent County Tax Increment Financing Act. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Assessed value: means the total assessed value of all real property in a TIF District subject to taxation as determined by the assessor, with any adjustment pursuant to paragraph (2) of this section taken into account. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Assessor: shall mean the Kent County Assessment Office. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • banks: when used in this chapter, do not include such national banks, except as otherwise provided in subchapters VI and VII of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 701
  • bond: means any revenue or general obligation bonds or bond, notes or note, or other similar instruments or instrument issued by the County pursuant to and in accordance with this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Chief financial officer: means the Director of the Kent County Department of Finance or his or her designee designated by the Director of the Kent County Department of Finance. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means "Regional Planning Commission of Kent County" created by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means "the Council of the Mayor and Council of Dover. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: shall mean Kent County. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 7305
  • County: means Kent County. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • County Administrator: means the Kent County Administrator or his or her designee designated by the Kent County Administrator. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • County government: means the county governing body of Kent County. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Development: means new development, redevelopment, revitalization, or renovation. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means "Regional Planning District of Kent County" created by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • 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
  • Issuing body: means a municipality or other political subdivision, department or agency of the State (other than the County) when it acts to issue a bond, a note, or other similar instrument. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Land development: means "any tract or parcel of land upon which is proposed the construction or erection of 1 or more commercial, industrial, multi-family, or mobile home park use. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Levy Court: means Kent County Levy Court. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Minor subdivision: means any subdivision of land that creates 5 or less, or no, parcels of land and if a parcel of land is created, either said created parcel is not on a new road, or said created parcel or parcels is on a private road approved pursuant to regulations adopted by the county government; and shall apply only to the creation of up to a 5 parcel minor subdivision and shall not apply to the creation of parcels in excess of a total of 5 off of the tract of land from which minor subdivision is sought. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Original assessed value: means the assessed value as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of the resolution creating the TIF District under § 5406(1) of this title or such later date as may be designated in such resolution by the Levy Court. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Road: includes any "road" "street" "highway" "freeway" "parkway" or other public thoroughfare. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stormwater maintenance district: means an area in Kent County, within ascertainable boundaries, and which is in the opinion of the county government susceptible of efficient and economical stormwater maintenance pursuant to the procedures of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9559
  • Stormwater management: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9559

  • Subdivision: means division of any part, parcel or area of land by the owner or the owner's agent, into lots or parcels 2 or more in number for the purpose of conveyance, transfer, improvement or sale with or without appurtenant roads, streets, lanes, driveways and ways dedicated or intended to be dedicated to public use, or the use of purchasers or owners of lots fronting thereon. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9535
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tax increment: means for any tax year the amount by which the assessed value as of January 1 preceding that tax year exceeds the original assessed value. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • TIF District: means an area designated by a resolution described in § 5406(1) of this title. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 9574
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust company powers: means all of the powers, rights, privileges and franchises incident to a trust company established under subchapter IV of this chapter, except:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 773

  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.