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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 14 > Part 4 - Proceeding After Verdict or Judgment

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjudicatory hearing: means a hearing to determine whether the allegations of a petition under Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • Adoption assistance state: means the State that is signatory to an adoption assistance agreement in a particular case. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 4172
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • 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.
  • Agent: means any person acting for or in behalf of another in any of the transactions which constitute being a dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1302
  • Agricultural composting operation: means composting that takes place on a farm. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agricultural products: means those plants and animals and their products that are useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forages and sod crops, grains and feed crops, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, bees and bees' products, livestock and livestock products, manure and compost and fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, seeds, grasses and other similar products, or any other plant, animal or plant or animal products that supply humans with food, feed, fiber or fur. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 152
  • Agritourism activity: means any agricultural activity carried out on a farm or ranch that members of the general public are allowed to view or participate in, including farming, ranching, historical and cultural activities, harvest-your-own activities and attractions related to farming or ranching. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 251
  • Agritourism professional: means a person who is engaged in the business of farming or ranching and provides one or more agritourism activities, whether or not for compensation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 251
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Application for credit: means any communication, oral or written, by a person to a creditor requesting an extension of credit to that person or to any other person, and includes any procedure involving the renewal or alteration of credit privileges or the changing of the name of the person to whom credit is extended;  
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  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • ASPIRE-TANF: means the ASPIRE-TANF program established in section 3781-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3762
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistance unit: means the individuals whose need the department considers when determining whether an applicant or recipient is eligible for program benefits. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3811
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attendant: means an agent of a county sheriff or of the Department of Corrections who is authorized to provide temporary supervision of a juvenile alleged to have committed a juvenile crime or of a juvenile adjudicated as having committed a juvenile crime when supervision is appropriate as an interim measure pending the completion of a procedure authorized by law to be taken in regard to such juvenile. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003
  • 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.
  • Baitfish: means only those species in the following list: