§ 5301 Definitions 31
§ 5302 Incorporation; powers and duties 31
§ 5303 Exercise of powers and duties 31
§ 5304 Board of Managers; composition and appointment 31
§ 5305 Audit of accounts 31
§ 5306 Preparation and submission of a budget 31
§ 5307 Instruction of inmates 31
§ 5308 Payments by Levy Court and County Councils 31
§ 5309 Exemption from taxation 31
§ 5310 Commitments to School 31
§ 5311 Aiding or harboring escapees; penalty 31
§ 5312 Confinement of delinquents 31

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 31 > Chapter 53

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Board: means the Board of Managers of the Woods Haven School for Girls. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 8001
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School: means the Woods Haven School for Girls. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 8001
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.