654-1 Information required
654-2 Bond
654-3 Execution of the order
654-4 Examination of defendant
654-5 Delivery
654-6 Return of officer
654-7 Judgment
654-8 Plaintiff’s option
654-8.5 College savings program; exemptions
654-9 Other remedies not affected

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 654

  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • Business: includes every trade, occupation, and profession. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Director: means the director of commerce and consumer affairs. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreign limited liability partnership: means a partnership that:

         (1)  Is formed under laws other than the laws of this State; and

         (2)  Has the status of a limited liability partnership under those laws. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101

  • 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.
  • Limited liability partnership: means a partnership that has filed a statement of qualification under section 425-152 and does not have a similar statement in effect in any other jurisdiction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • 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
  • Partnership: means an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit formed under section 425-109, a predecessor law, or comparable law of another jurisdiction. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Person: includes any individual or entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: means all property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Statement: means a registration or annual statement filed under section 425-1, a statement of correction filed under section 425-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Transfer: includes an assignment, conveyance, lease, mortgage, deed, and encumbrance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 425-101