Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 753

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
When an intent to defraud is necessary to constitute an offense, it is sufficient to allege generally in the indictment an intent to defraud. If there appears on trial an intent to defraud the United States, any state, county, town, person or corporation, it is sufficient.