In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)  “Assignment” includes any written stock power, bond power, bill of sale, deed, declaration of trust or other instrument of transfer;

(2)  “Claim of beneficial interest” includes a claim of any interest by a decedent‘s legatee, distributee, heir or creditor, a beneficiary under a trust, a ward, a beneficial owner of a security registered in the name of a nominee, or a minor owner of a security registered in the name of a custodian, or a claim of any similar interest, whether the claim is asserted by the claimant or by a fiduciary or by any other authorized person on his behalf, and includes a claim that the transfer would be in breach of fiduciary duties;

(3)  “Corporation” means a private or public corporation, association or trust issuing a security;

(4)  “Fiduciary” means an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, committee, conservator, curator, tutor, custodian or nominee;

(5)  “Person” includes an individual, a corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity;

(6)  “Security” includes any share of stock, bond, debenture, note or other security issued by a corporation which is registered as to ownership on the books of the corporation;

(7)  “Transfer” means a change on the books of a corporation in the registered ownership of a security;

(8)  “Transfer agent” means a person employed or authorized by a corporation to transfer securities issued by the corporation.

Added by Acts 1960, No. 444, §1.