Sections
Subchapter I General Provisions 2501 – 2507
Subchapter II Custody Proceedings 2510 – 2515
Subchapter III Powers and Duties 2520 – 2523

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 13 > Chapter 25

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Autism: means any structural or biochemical abnormality, regardless of cause, diagnosed at any time before or after birth, that requires medical or surgical intervention or that interferes with normal growth or development. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • Bank: means a state or a national bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Congenital disability: means any structural or biochemical abnormality, regardless of cause, diagnosed at any time before or after birth, that requires medical or surgical intervention or that interferes with normal growth or development. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Continuing bank: means a merging bank, the charter of which becomes the charter of the resulting bank. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • 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.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Public Health, or such persons as may be designated by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Division of Public Health. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Early intervention services: means developmental services that:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212

  • Eligible children: means infants and toddlers from birth through 36 months of age who need early intervention services because they are:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212

  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal infants and toddlers program: means the program established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, codified in pertinent part at 20 U. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 212
  • Grantor: includes every person by whom a freehold estate or interest is conveyed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • 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.
  • Indoor environment: means the overall potential health factors within a specific school, including air quality, mold levels, and other potentially harmful toxins. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 2520
  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Merger: includes consolidation. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • Merging bank: means a party to a merger. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • National bank: means a national bank association located in this State. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Registry: means a central data bank containing collected, classified, coded and stored data relating to congenital disabilities in children under age 5. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Registry: means a central data bank containing collected, classified, coded and stored data relating to autism in children. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resulting bank: means the bank resulting from a merger or conversion. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services or such persons as may be designated by the Secretary. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • State bank: means a bank or trust company chartered under the laws of this State. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 781
  • 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.
  • Surveillance: means the process of identifying and investigating congenital disabilities in children under age 5. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 202
  • Surveillance: means the process of identifying and investigating autism in children. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 222
  • 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.
  • Under age: means an age of less than 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307