Sections
Chapter 301 Judges 1101 – 1106
Chapter 303 Reference of Disputes 1151 – 1155
Chapter 305 Juries 1201-A – 1354
Chapter 307 Conduct of Trial 1401 – 1403
Chapter 309 Damages 1451 – 1454
Chapter 311 Taxation of Costs 1501 – 1522
Chapter 313 Judgments 1601 – 1605

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Part 3

(a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Approved: means as approved by the Board of Occupational Safety and Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority created and established as a public body corporate and politic of the State of Maine by section 2054 or any board, body, commission, department or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this chapter shall be given by law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • 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.
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Bargaining agent: means any lawful organization, association or individual representative of such organization or association, which has as one of its primary purposes the representation of employees in their employment relations with employers and which has been certified by the Executive Director of the Maine Labor Relations Board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Bargaining agent: means any lawful organization, association or individual representative of such an organization or association which has as its primary purpose the representation of employees in their employment relations with employers, and which has been determined by the public employer, as defined in subsection 6, or by the executive director of the board to be the choice of the majority of the unit as their representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Barrier: means any wire, cable, cable wire, chain link, lumber, gate or other similar device placed or erected across a town way for the purpose of barring access to that way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 3271
  • Board: means the Maine Labor Relations Board as defined in section 968, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Board: means the Maine Labor Relations Board, as defined in section 968. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Board: means the Minimum Wage Rate on Construction Projects Board as constituted in sections 1304 to 1313. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Board: means the Board of Occupational Safety and Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • Board of Trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System, the Board of Trustees of the Maine Maritime Academy or the Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Bureau: means the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • Bureau: means the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 251
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Labor Standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • Cash proceeds: means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts or the like. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Certificate of title: includes another record maintained as an alternative to a certificate of title by the governmental unit that issues certificate of title if a statute permits the security interest in question to be indicated on the record as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of a lien creditor with respect to the collateral. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Chattel paper: means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • code enforcement officer: means a person certified under this section and employed by a municipality to enforce all applicable laws and ordinances in the following areas:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4451
  • Collateral: includes :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4203
  • Communicate: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Community college: means the Maine state community colleges and their activities and functions supervised by the Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System or its designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complaint: means , but is not limited to, any report or communication, formal or informal, written or oral, including media accounts and telephone calls from any source, including anonymous calls, alleging abuse or neglect of a person with a disability. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Comprehensive family life education: means education in kindergarten to grade 12 regarding human development and sexuality, including education on family planning and sexually transmitted diseases, that is medically accurate and age appropriate; that respects community values and encourages parental communication; that develops skills in communication, decision making and conflict resolution; that contributes to healthy relationships; that promotes responsible sexual behavior with an emphasis on abstinence; that addresses the use of contraception; that promotes individual responsibility and involvement regarding sexuality; and that teaches skills for responsible decision making regarding sexuality. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Construction: means any construction, reconstruction, demolition, improvement, enlargement, painting, decorating or repair of any public works let to contract. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Construction industry: means that industry which is composed of employees and employers engaged in construction, demolition, repair or moving of buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, waterworks, airports and all other structures or works whether private or public on which construction work, as defined in subsection 2, is performed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Consumer goods: means goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer obligor: means an obligor who is an individual who incurred the obligation as part of a transaction entered into primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer transaction: includes consumer-goods transactions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Consumer-goods transaction: means a consumer transaction in which:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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.
  • Cost items: means the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement which require specific funding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Cost items: means the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement which require an appropriation by the Legislature. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Council: means the Maine Children's Growth Council established in subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1252-D
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Critical incident: includes , but is not limited to, use-of-force encounters that may result in the death of or serious injury to another person or an officer, fatal motor vehicle accidents, child abuse investigations and death investigations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4201
  • Critical incident stress management team: means a team composed of members designated by the chief law enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency, or the chief law enforcement officer's designee, that is trained, in accordance with standards established by rule by the Commissioner of Public Safety, to assist and provide support to any person employed by the team's own agency or another criminal justice agency who has been involved in a critical incident that may affect, or has affected, the person's work performance or general well-being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Debtor: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4203
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook or similar account maintained with a bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Development: means a change in land use involving alteration of the land, water or vegetation, or the addition or alteration of structures or other construction not naturally occurring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Division of Licensing, Registration and Engineering. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Dwelling unit: means any part of a structure which, through sale or lease, is intended for human habitation, including single-family and multifamily housing, condominiums, apartments and time-share units. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Employee: means every person who may be permitted, required or directed by any employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to engage in any employment;
  • [ 1985, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 591
  • Employee: means any person, including a minor whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, who is employed or permitted to work by the State, a state agency, county, municipal corporation, school district or other public corporation or political subdivision. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • employer: includes , but is not limited to:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 251
  • Employer: means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative, trustee, receiver, trustee in bankruptcy and any common carrier by rail, motor, water, air or express company doing business in or operating within the State; and
  • [ 2011, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 591
  • Employer: shall mean the State, state agency, county, municipal corporation, school district or other political corporation or political subdivisions having employees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 563
  • Employment agency: means any person who conducts a full-time or part-time service for the purpose of procuring or attempting to procure permanent or temporary employment or engagement for persons seeking employment or engagement, or for giving information about where employment or engagement may be procured when a fee paid by the employee is charged for that service. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 611
  • Equipment: means goods other than inventory, farm products or consumer goods. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • ESRD: means that stage of renal impairment that appears irreversible and permanent and requires a regular course of dialysis or kidney transplantation to maintain life. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2041
  • ESRD facility: means a renal dialysis center, a renal dialysis facility, a self-dialysis unit or a special-purpose renal dialysis facility. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2041
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive Director: means the Executive Director of the Maine Labor Relations Board as defined in section 968, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the Maine Labor Relations Board, as defined in section 968, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an individual or the individual's resources for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Facility: includes any facility providing services, supports and other assistance or residential services or treatment that operates without a license that is required by law, ordinance or rule. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Facility: means a structure, trailer or vehicle, or 2 or more contiguous or grouped structures, trailers or vehicles, together with the land appurtenant. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 585
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fair minimum wage and benefits: means the prevailing wage and benefits as determined by the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards according to section 1306. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Family planning: means informed and voluntary self-determination of desired family size and of the timing of child bearing based upon comprehensive knowledge of factors pertinent to this determination. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Family planning services: means counseling with trained personnel regarding family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; distribution of literature relating to family planning, contraceptive procedures and the treatment of infertility; referral of patients to physicians or health agencies for consultation, examination, tests, medical treatment and prescription for the purposes of family planning, contraceptive procedures and treatment of infertility and provision of contraceptive procedures and contraceptive supplies by those qualified to do so under the laws of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Fiscal agent: means an incorporated community organization, agency or institution designated by a community-based AIDS organization and authorized by the bureau to receive and distribute grants to that community-based AIDS organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • 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.
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Genetic information: means the information concerning genes, gene products or inherited characteristics that may be obtained from an individual or family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1206
  • Genetic test: means a test for determining the presence or absence of an inherited genetic characteristic in an individual, including tests of nucleic acids such as deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, ribonucleic acid, or RNA, or mitochondrial DNA, and tests of chromosomes or proteins in order to identify a predisposing genetic characteristic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1206
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • 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.
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Health care facility: means a nursing home that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 405; a residential care facility that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1663; a continuing care retirement community that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under Title 24-A, chapter 73; an assisted living facility that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1664; a hospital; a community mental health facility; a scene response air ambulance licensed under Title 32, chapter 2-B and the rules adopted thereunder; a facility of a hospice program that is, or will be upon completion, licensed under chapter 1681; a nonprofit statewide health information network incorporated in the State for the purpose of exchanging health care information among licensed health care providers in the State; or a community health center. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Home rule authority: means the powers granted to municipalities under chapter 111; section 3001; and the Constitution of Maine, Article VIII, Part Second. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Independent contractor: means an individual who qualifies as an independent contractor under section 1043, subsection 11, paragraph E. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 591
  • 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.
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Inland waters: means all waters within the State above the rise and fall of the tide and wholly or partially within the territorial limits of the State, except private ponds as defined in subsection 51. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Institution for higher education: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Institution providing an educational program: means a nonprofit or charitable institution, public or private, that is exempt from federal taxation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, Section 501 and that provides a program of education for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge or abilities of its members or the general public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Judicial employee: means any employee of the Judicial Department, except any person:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • 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.
  • Lien creditor: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Locality: means where the construction is to be performed and the adjacent areas from which labor would be recruited for work on the project, and, in appropriate circumstances, it may be deemed to include the entire State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mental illness: means a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a qualified mental health professional. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, that secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorboats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipal officers: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal official: means any elected or appointed member of a municipal government. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipal reviewing authority: means the municipal planning board, agency or office, or if none, the municipal officers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4301
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Neglect: means a negligent act or omission that causes or may cause an individual's injury or death or that places an individual at risk of injury or death. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Noncash proceeds: means proceeds other than cash proceeds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Operation: means the act of operating as defined in subsection 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Operator: means any employee whose primary task is to operate a terminal for more than 4 consecutive hours, exclusive of breaks, on a daily basis. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 251
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • Participating health care facility: means a health care or licensed assisted living facility that, pursuant to this chapter, undertakes the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of existing indebtedness as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Participating institution for higher education: means an institution for higher education which, pursuant to this chapter, shall undertake the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or shall undertake the refunding or refinancing of obligations or of a mortgage or of advances as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Participating institution providing an educational program: means an institution providing an educational program that, pursuant to this chapter, undertakes the financing and construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of obligations or of a mortgage or of advances as provided in and permitted by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • 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.
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1351
  • Person: means any person regardless of sex, race, number of children, marital status, motive and citizenship. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person with a disability: means a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person and includes, but is not limited to, a person with a developmental disability, a learning disability or a mental illness. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Personnel: means staff employed by the agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Physician: means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice his profession in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1902
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Prevailing wage and benefits: means the hourly wage and benefits paid to the median number of workers employed in a trade or occupation on the 2nd and 3rd week in September. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Private pond: means an artifically constructed pond impounded within the limits of the riparian owner, even though the water is not supplied directly from a brook, stream or river. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: means a reasonable ground for belief that a person with a disability has been or may be subject to abuse or neglect. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1211
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeds: means the following property:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Project: includes all real and personal property, lands, improvements, driveways, roads, approaches, pedestrian access roads, rights-of-way, utilities, easements and other interests in land, machinery and equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground that are used or usable in connection with any of the structures mentioned in this paragraph, and also includes landscaping, site preparation, furniture, machinery, equipment and other similar items necessary or convenient for the operation of a particular facility or structure in the manner for which its use is intended, but does not include such items as books, fuel, supplies or other items that are customarily considered as a current operating charge; and [2007, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • Proposal: means a record authenticated by a secured party that includes the terms on which the secured party is willing to accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures pursuant to sections 9-1620, 9-1621 and 9-1622. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public authority: means the Maine Turnpike Authority or any officer, board, commission or agency of the State that is authorized by law to enter into contracts for the construction of public works and is supported in whole or in part by public funds of the State . See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Public employer: means the Judicial Department of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 568
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public works: includes public schools and all buildings, roads, highways, bridges, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, sewage disposal plants, demolition, waterworks, airports and all other structures upon which construction may be let to contract by the State and which contract amounts to $50,000 or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 596
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Raptor: means a bird of the order Strigiformes and of the families Accipitridae and Falconidae commonly called buteos, accipiters, falcons and owls. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Refinancing of existing indebtedness: means liquidation, with the proceeds of bonds or notes issued by the authority, of an indebtedness of a health care facility, an institution for higher education or a participating institution providing an educational program incurred to finance or aid in financing a lawful purpose of that health care facility, institution for higher education or participating institution providing an educational program not financed pursuant to this chapter that would constitute a project had it been undertaken and financed by the authority, or consolidation of such indebtedness with indebtedness of the authority incurred for a project related to the purpose for which the indebtedness of the health care facility, institution for higher education or participating institution providing an educational program was incurred. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2053
  • 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.
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • River herring: means the species Alosa pseudoharengus, commonly called alewife, and Alosa aestivalis, commonly called blueback herring. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Secured party: means :
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Snowmobile: means a vehicle propelled by mechanical power that is primarily designed to travel over ice or snow and is supported in part by skis, belts or cleats. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • 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 Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Statewide AIDS alliance: means a statewide coalition of community-based AIDS organizations having at least one representative from each member organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1202-A
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subdivision: means the division of a tract or parcel of land into 3 or more lots within any 5-year period that begins on or after September 23, 1971. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4401
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Terminal: means any electronic video screen data presentation machine, commonly called video display terminals, VDTs or cathode-ray tubes, CRTs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 251
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Town way: means an area or strip of land designated and held by a municipality for passage by motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 3271
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transmitting utility: means a person primarily engaged in the business of:
  • (a). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1687
  • Transportation: means any form of transportation for people or goods within, to or from the State, whether by highway, air, water or rail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4203
  • Transportation infrastructure: means infrastructure related to all modes of transportation, including highways, bridges, railroads, ferries, mass transit, airports and bicycle and pedestrian facilities, as well as all buildings, utilities, facilities and other appurtenances related to those modes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4241
  • Transportation-related services: means all services necessary or convenient to discharge the powers, duties and responsibilities of the department and the commissioner as provided by law including those provided in section 4206. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 4241
  • 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.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • University: means all campuses or units of the university, represented by the board of trustees or its designee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 4202
  • Use: means , with respect to watercraft, operate, navigate or employ. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3961
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife management: means the art or science of producing wild animals and birds and of improving wildlife conditions in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Young children: means children from birth through 5 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 1252-D