Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 36 > Article 6 - Government of Townships
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- capital improvement: means :
Indiana Code 36-6-9-2
- capital improvement fund: means a township fund, the money in which may be used for the payment of capital improvements. See Indiana Code 36-6-9-3
- Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-1
- division: refers to the victim services division of the Indiana criminal justice institute. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.8-1
- domestic violence prevention and treatment center: means an organized entity:
Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-2
- 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.
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- former township government: means a township government that merges with at least one (1) other township government under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-6-1.5-2
- fund: refers to the domestic violence prevention and treatment fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.7-3
- fund: refers to the family violence and victim assistance fund established by this chapter. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.8-2
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- merged township government: means the township government that results from the merger of at least two (2) township governments under IC § 36-6-1. See Indiana Code 36-6-1.6-1
- new township government: means the township government that results from the merger of at least two (2) township governments under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-6-1.5-3
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- plan: refers to a township capital improvement plan adopted or amended under this chapter. See Indiana Code 36-6-9-4
- Population: has the meaning set forth in IC § 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Probate: Proving a will
- Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- 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
- reestablished township government: means a township government that:
Indiana Code 36-6-1.6-2
- 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.
- Sheriff: means the sheriff of the county or another person authorized to perform sheriff's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
- United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- violation: means a violation set forth in, or a violation of any duty set forth under:
Indiana Code 36-6-4.5-1