Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17-A > Part 2 > Chapter 23
- Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
- 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.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Authority: means the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and any successors to that authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002
- 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.
- Devise: To gift property by will.
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- Government agency: includes any department, agency, commission, bureau, authority, instrumentality and political subdivision of:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002
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. lines: means the right-of-way, track, track appurtenances, ties, bridges, station houses and other appurtenant structures. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 23 Sec. 8002 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 Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period. 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. Personal property: All property that is not real property. Probate: Proving a will Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed. Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide. Railroad: includes every commercial, interurban and other railway and each and every branch and extension thereof by whatsoever power operated, together with all tracks, bridges, trestles, rights-of-way, subways, tunnels, stations, depots, union depots, ferries, yards, grounds, terminals, terminal facilities, structures and equipment and all other real estate, fixtures and personal property of every kind used in connection therewith, owned, controlled, operated or managed for public use in the transportation of persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 659 Railroad company: includes every corporation or person, their lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court owning, controlling, operating or managing any railroad for compensation within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 659 Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land. Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death. United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225 Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.