Chapter 1.5 Printing and Distribution of Bills, Laws, and Journals
Chapter 2 Legislative Emblems

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 2 > Article 6

  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • bone marrow: means the soft material that fills human bone cavities. See Indiana Code 4-15-16-3
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • district: refers to a district described in IC 2-1-10 or IC 2-1-11. See Indiana Code 2-1-9-2
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • electronic format: means a format created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Indiana Code 2-6-1.5-0.3
  • employee: means a person who is employed full time by a state agency. See Indiana Code 4-15-16-4
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • 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
  • office: refers to the office of census data of the legislative services agency. See Indiana Code 2-1-9-5
  • organ: means a lung, a kidney, or another organ that requires the continuous circulation of blood to remain useful for purposes of transplantation. See Indiana Code 4-15-16-5
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • 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.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • real property: include lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • road: includes an alley, a public highway, and a street. See Indiana Code 4-20.5-11-2
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • state agency: means an authority, a board, a branch, a commission, a committee, a department, a division, or another instrumentality of state government. See Indiana Code 4-15-16-6
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5