Sections
§ 4501 Land warrants 7
§ 4502 Cessions of public land to United States 7
§ 4503 Location and payment for grants of public lands 7
§ 4504 Supervision and control of public lands by Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; public beaches; penalty 7
§ 4505 Survey of public lands 7
§ 4506 Sale of public lands and products 7
§ 4507 Delivery of deeds; restrictions therein 7
§ 4508 Forfeiture of public lands to State 7
§ 4509 Improvement of public lands 7
§ 4510 Lease of public lands; forfeiture of lease 7
§ 4511 Lease of mineral rights in public lands; utility rights 7
§ 4512 Rent from lease of public lands 7
§ 4513 Prohibitions against leasing of oyster beds 7
§ 4514 Highways through public lands 7
§ 4515 Credit of moneys for Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 7
§ 4516 Public money expended for roads 7
§ 4517 Power of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 7
§ 4518 Sale of public lands 7
§ 4519 Title or interest in public lands obtainable only by deed, conveyance or written instrument 7
§ 4520 Liability for costs and expenses incurred by State in defeating claims to public lands 7
§ 4521 Zoning and use 7
§ 4522 Resident curatorship agreements 7

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 7 > Chapter 45

  • adult person: means a person of the age of 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Dower: A widow
  • 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
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307