§ 720 ILCS 5/2-0.5 Definitions
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-1 “Acquittal”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-2 “Act”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3 “Another”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3.5 “Community policing volunteer” means a person who is summoned or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-3.6 “Armed with a firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-4 “Conduct”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5 “Conviction”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5.1 Day care center
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-5.2 Day care home
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6 “Dwelling”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6.5 Emergency medical technician
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-6.6 Emergency management worker
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7 “Felony”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7.1 “Firearm” and “firearm ammunition”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-7.5 “Firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-8 “Forcible felony”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-8.1 Group day care home
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-9 “Included offense”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10 “Includes”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.1 “Person with a severe or profound intellectual disability” means a …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.2 Laser or laser device
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-10.3 Laser gunsight
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-11 “Misdemeanor”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-11.1 “Motor vehicle”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-12 “Offense”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-12.1 Part day child care facility
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-13 “Peace officer”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-14 “Penal institution”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15 “Person”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15.5 “Personally discharged a firearm”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15a “Person with a physical disability”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-15b “Place of worship” means a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-16 “Prosecution”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-17 “Public employee”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-18 “Public officer”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-19 “Reasonable belief”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-19.5 “School” means a public, private, or parochial elementary or …
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-20 “Solicit”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-21 “State”
§ 720 ILCS 5/2-22 “Statute”

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 720 ILCS 5 > Title I > Article 2 - General Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • home and community-based long-term care services: means , with respect to the State Medicaid program, a service aid, or benefit, home and community-based services, including, but not limited to, home health and personal care services, that are provided to a person with a disability, and are voluntarily accepted, as part of his or her long-term care that: (i) is provided under the State's qualified home and community-based program or that could be provided under such a program but is otherwise provided under the Medicaid program; (ii) is delivered in a qualified residence; and (iii) is necessary for the person with a disability to live in the community. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • 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.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.