Part I 388-1 – 388-13
Part III 388-41 – 388-42
Part IV Job Application Processing Fees 388-51 – 388-52

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 388

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Claim: means a right to payment, whether or not the right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Creditor: means , with respect to a transferor, a person who has a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Debt: means liability on a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Electronic transfer: includes but is not limited to point-of-sale transfers, automated teller machine transactions, direct deposits or withdrawals of funds, and transfers initiated by a telephone conversation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employee: includes any person suffered or permitted to work. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employer: includes any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, corporation, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased individual or the receiver, trustee, or successor of any of the same, employing any person, but shall not include the State or any political subdivision thereof or the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Employer: includes a group of employers creating a combined plan or trust for the benefit of their employees or the beneficiaries of the employees. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 555-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Issuer: means the pay card issuer authorized to accept deposits and whose deposits are federally insured, and includes a person acting as a direct or indirect agent or administrator of an issuer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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.
  • Pay card: means a prepaid debit card distributed to an employee by an employer, or by another entity by arrangement with the employer, through which the employer provides the employee access to the employee's wages and is:

         (1)  Issued by a federally insured depository institution authorized to accept deposits; and

         (2)  Used by an employee to access wages from a pay card account and is redeemable at multiple unaffiliated merchants or service providers or automated teller machines. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1

  • Pay card account: means an account that is directly or indirectly established by an employer and to which transfers of the employee's wages are made. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Pay card fee schedule: means a written list of fees that may be charged to an employee by an issuer in connection with a pay card account or an explanation of how the fees will be determined. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Permitted property: includes real property, personal property, and interests in real or personal property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Permitted transfer: means a transfer of permitted property by or from one or more transferors who own an undivided interest in the property to one or more trustees, at least one of which is a permitted trustee, by means of a trust instrument, regardless of whether consideration is exchanged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Permitted trustee: means a person, other than the transferor, who is a resident of this State or a bank or trust company that is authorized to do business in this State, possesses and exercises trust powers, has its principal place of business in this State; and:

         (1)  Maintains or arranges for custody of some or all of the property that is the subject of the permitted transfer;

         (2)  Maintains records for the trust on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis;

         (3)  Prepares or arranges for the preparation of fiduciary income tax returns; or

         (4)  Otherwise materially participates in the administration of the trust. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2

  • Person: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transfer: means the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of property, including the change in the legal ownership of property occurring upon the substitution of one trustee for another or the addition of one or more new trustees, or the exercise of a power that causes the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of permitted property to a trustee or trustees, but shall not include the release or relinquishment of an interest in property that was formerly the subject of a permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Transferor: means :

         (1)  An owner of permitted property;

         (2)  The holder of a power of appointment that authorizes the holder to appoint in favor of the holder, the holder's creditors, the holder's estate, or the creditors of the holder's estate; or

         (3)  A trustee who directly or indirectly makes a disposition of permitted property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2

  • Trust instrument: means an irrevocable instrument appointing a permitted trustee or permitted trustees for the permitted property that is the subject of a disposition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 554G-2
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Wages: means compensation for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis of calculation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 388-1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.