Chapter 1 Construction of Statutes 73-101 – 73-122
Chapter 2 Idaho Code Commission 73-201 – 73-221
Chapter 3 Construction of Formula Clauses 73-301
Chapter 4 Free Exercise of Religion Protected 73-401 – 73-404

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 73 - General Code Provisions

  • Abandoned: means the failure of the parent to maintain a normal parental relationship with his child including, but not limited to, reasonable support or regular personal contact. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Aggravated circumstances: includes , but is not limited to:
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  • Assumed business name: means :
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  • Authorized agency: means the department, a local agency, a person, an organization, corporation, benevolent society or association licensed or approved by the department or the court to receive children for control, care, maintenance or placement. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Child: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen (18) years. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Court: means district court or magistrate division thereof or, if the context requires, a magistrate or judge thereof. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Custodian: means a person, other than a parent or legal guardian, to whom legal or joint legal custody of the child has been given by court order. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Demonstrates: means meets the burdens of going forward with evidence, and persuasion under the standard of clear and convincing evidence. See Idaho Code 73-401
  • Department: means the department of health and welfare and its authorized representatives. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Exercise of religion: means the ability to act or refusal to act in a manner substantially motivated by a religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief. See Idaho Code 73-401
  • Filing entity: means an entity whose formation requires the filing of a public organic record. See Idaho Code 30-21-102
  • Government: includes this state and any agency or political subdivision of this state. See Idaho Code 73-401
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Idaho Code 30-21-803
  • Interest: means :
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  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Legal custody: means a relationship created by court order, which vests in a custodian the following rights and responsibilities:
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  • Limited liability partnership: means a domestic limited liability partnership registered under or subject to chapter 23, title 30, Idaho Code, or a foreign limited liability partnership. See Idaho Code 30-21-102
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Permanency plan: means a plan for a continuous residence and maintenance of nurturing relationships during the child’s minority. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, general cooperative association, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common-law business trust, estate trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Idaho Code 30-21-102
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Political subdivision: includes any county, city, school district, taxing district, municipal corporation, or agency of a county, city, school district, or municipal corporation. See Idaho Code 73-401
  • 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.
  • Protective supervision: is a legal status created by court order in a child protective case whereby the child is in the legal custody of his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or other legal custodian(s), subject to supervision by the department. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • Public organic record: means the record, the filing of which by the secretary of state is required to form an entity, and any amendment to or restatement of that record. See Idaho Code 30-21-102
  • Relative: means a child’s grandparent, great grandparent, aunt, great aunt, uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, first cousin, sibling and half-sibling. See Idaho Code 16-1602
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Idaho Code 30-21-102
  • Substantially burden: means to inhibit or curtail religiously motivated practices. See Idaho Code 73-401
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Transact business: means to engage in any commercial or other activity that is intended to or likely to produce a financial benefit, whether it is for the purpose of profit to the person who engages in the activity or for the purpose of supporting a charitable, benevolent or other nonprofit function. See Idaho Code 30-21-803
  • true name: shall include the assumed business name which appears on the application for authority to do business or registration statement. See Idaho Code 30-21-803