Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17 > Chapter 17
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.
Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
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.