Sections
Subchapter I Extradition; Uniform Criminal Extradition Law 2501 – 2530
Subchapter II Detainers; Uniform Agreement on Detainers 2540 – 2550

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 11 > Chapter 25

  • 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.
  • alcoholic liquors: include the 5 varieties of liquor defined in this section (alcohol, spirits, wine, beer and alcoholic cider) as well as every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine, beer or alcoholic cider and capable of being consumed by a human being, and any liquid or solid containing more than 1 of the 5 varieties defined in this section is considered as belonging to that variety which usually has the higher percentage of alcohol. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Bank: means a Delaware state bank, out-of-state state bank, Delaware national bank or out-of-state national bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Bank holding company: has the meaning specified in the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, 12 U. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • 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
  • Beer: means any beverage containing more than 1/2 of 1% of ethyl alcohol by volume, obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley malt and hops in water and includes, among other things, ale, porter, stout and other malt or brewed liquors. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bottle: means any vessel that is corked, capped or stopped or arranged so to be and intended to contain or to convey liquids. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Branch office: has the meaning specified in § 770 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Commissioner: means the person appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate who serves as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for the State. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Delaware bank: means a Delaware national bank or a Delaware state bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Delaware national bank: means a national banking association created under the National Bank Act (12 U. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Delaware state bank: means a bank (as defined in § 101 of this title) chartered under the laws of this State. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • District: means a reorganized school district, or the school district of the City of Wilmington. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 8-106
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing Delaware bank: means : (i) a Delaware state bank whose initial Delaware charter (whether or not subsequently amended or converted to a national charter) bears an effective date not less than 5 years prior to the effective date of the merger of such bank with an out-of-state bank, (ii) a Delaware national bank whose authorization to conduct a banking business in Delaware pursuant to the National Bank Act bears an effective date not less than 5 years prior to the effective date of the merger of such bank with an out-of-state bank, (iii) a building and loan association which has become a Delaware state bank pursuant to § 794 of this title and whose initial Delaware charter or authorization to conduct a building and loan business in Delaware bears an effective date not less than 5 years prior to the effective date of the merger of such building and loan association with an out-of-state bank, (iv) a consumer credit bank which became a Delaware state bank pursuant to this title and whose initial Delaware charter or authorization to operate as a consumer credit bank in Delaware bears an effective date not less than 5 years prior to the effective date of the merger of such consumer credit bank with an out-of-state bank, or (v) a credit card institution which has become a Delaware state bank pursuant to § 793 of this title and whose initial Delaware charter or authorization to operate as a credit card institution in Delaware bears an effective date not less than 5 years prior to the effective date of the merger of such credit card institution with an out-of-state bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Importer: means the person transporting or ordering, authorizing or arranging the transportation or shipment of alcoholic liquors into this State, whether the person is a resident or citizen of this State or not, said person being permitted to sell said alcoholic liquors only to those persons licensed to resell alcoholic liquors; provided, however, that nothing contained in this definition shall be construed as prohibiting an importer from selling such alcoholic liquors to either an active owner of that business for that person's use and not for resale or to a full-time, bona fide employee of that business for that person's use and not for resale; and provided further, that nothing contained in this definition shall be construed as prohibiting an importer from selling beer in "half-barrel" or "quarter-barrel" containers to the holders of a personal license. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • 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.
  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • License: means any license or permit to manufacture, to sell, to purchase, to transport, to import or to possess alcoholic liquor authorized or issued by the Commissioner under the provisions of Chapter 5 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in the manufacture of any alcoholic liquor and among others includes a distiller, a rectifier, a wine maker, a brewer, and includes a bottler or one who prepares alcoholic liquor for sale. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Merger: includes merger, consolidation and the purchase or sale of all or substantially all assets. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Merging bank: means a bank that is a party to a merger. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • minor child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • National bank: means a Delaware national bank or an out-of-state national bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • 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
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Out-of-state bank: means an out-of-state state bank or an out-of-state national bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Out-of-state national bank: means a national bank association created under the National Bank Act (12 U. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Out-of-state state bank: means a state bank, as defined in the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, as amended, at 12 U. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • 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.
  • Person: includes an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a club or any other association of individuals. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Person with a mental condition: includes every person with an emotional or psychiatric disorder or disability. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Retailer: means the person permitted to sell alcoholic liquors in a store in the State, not for consumption on the premises. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Sale: means every act of selling as defined in this section. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Savings and loan holding company: has the meaning specified in the Home Owners' Loan Act, as amended, at 12 U. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 795
  • Sell: means : solicit or receive an order for; keep or expose for sale; deliver for value or in any other way than purely gratuitously; keep with intent to sell; keep or transport in contravention of this title; traffic in; or for any valuable consideration, promised or obtained, directly or indirectly, or under any pretext or by any means whatsoever, procure or allow to be procured for any other person, to carry alcoholic liquors on one's person or to transport with one and with intent to sell the same, but not in any establishment where the sale thereof is allowed. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State Board: consists of 9 members who are citizens of this State and appointed as follows:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint, with Senate confirmation, 7 voting members. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 104

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Wine: means any beverage containing more than 1/2 of 1% ethyl alcohol by volume obtained by the fermentation of the natural contents of fruits, vegetables or other products and other vinous liquors, and also includes such beverages when fortified by the addition of alcohol or spirits as defined in this section. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6059
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.