Sections
§ 4400 Petition for custodianship 31
§ 4401 Parties 31
§ 4402 Defenses 31
§ 4403 Stay of judgment by defendant 31
§ 4404 Custodianship procedures 31
§ 4405 Powers and duties of custodian 31
§ 4406 Discharge of custodian; costs 31

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 31 > Chapter 44

  • Agency: means every board, department, bureau, commission, person or group of persons or other authority which directly receives moneys under any budget appropriation act or supplemental appropriation act and which was created and now exists or hereafter is created to:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902

  • Agency head: means the top official in an agency whether elected, appointed or otherwise. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • 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
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means any person, partnership, firm, corporation, nonprofit agency or other business association who has a contract with an agency. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Director: means , for the purposes of this chapter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, except as provided by § 6960 of this title, in which case it shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • 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.
  • Firm: means a person, organization, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, association, nonprofit agency or other business association. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Professional services: means services which generally require specialized education, training or knowledge and involve intellectual skills. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • Public funds: means funds of the State, of any agency within the State, of any public school district, of or from the United States government or of or from any department or representative body thereof. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 6902
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. 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