§ 8101 Driver’s License Compact

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 21 > Chapter 81 > Subchapter I

  • Authority: means a body politic and corporate created pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • 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.
  • City: means incorporated city or town. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • Compact administrator: means the Secretary of Transportation. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 8111
  • Construction: means and includes acquisition and construction, and "to construct" means and includes to acquire and to construct, all in such manner as may be deemed desirable. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Executive head: means the Governor. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 8111
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Improvement: means and includes extension, enlargement and improvement, and "to improve" means and includes to extend, to enlarge and to improve, all in such manner as may be deemed desirable. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Licensing authority: means the Department of Transportation. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 8111
  • Municipality: means any county, incorporated city or incorporated town of this State. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Project: means any structure, facility or undertaking which the authority is authorized to acquire, construct, improve, maintain or operate under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 21 Sec. 6702
  • 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.
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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