Sections
Subchapter 1 General Provisions 1603 – 1637
Subchapter 2 Commercial Frauds 1661 – 1706
Subchapter 3 Maritime Frauds 1751 – 1754

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 17 > Chapter 59

  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Animal: means every living, sentient creature not a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal control: means control of dogs, cats, and domesticated or undomesticated animals in accordance with section 3948. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal control officer: means the person appointed periodically by a municipality pursuant to chapter 725. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Animal shelter: means a:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • At large: means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Camp trailer: includes a manufactured or homemade tent trailer, so called, that consists of a platform, shelf or box with means of permanently or temporarily attaching a tent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or his duly authorized agent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Companion animal: means a cat or dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Constable: means a law enforcement officer appointed by municipal officers pursuant to law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • County commissioners: means the county commissioners of Kennebec County. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 861
  • County legislative delegation: means all state legislators whose legislative districts, in whole or in part, lie within the boundaries of a county. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 1
  • Dangerous dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes the death of or inflicts serious bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury or death; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear imminent serious bodily injury by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that inflicts bodily injury on an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury and has previously been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be a nuisance dog. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Dog: means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris, except that in chapters 720, 721, 725, 727, 729 and 739 "dog" means a member of the genus and species known as canis familiaris or any canine, regardless of generation, resulting from the interbreeding of a member of canis familiaris with a wolf hybrid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Farming: means engaging in farming in all its branches and the cultivation and tillage of the soil as a livelihood and includes dairying; raising livestock, freshwater fish, fur-bearing animals or poultry; producing, cultivating, growing and harvesting fruit, produce or floricultural or horticultural commodities; or any practices on a farm that are incident to or in conjunction with these farming operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gross weight: means the weight in pounds of an empty vehicle or axle plus the weight of the maximum load to be carried by the vehicle or axle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • 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.
  • highway: means a public way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • 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.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Keeper: means a person in possession or control of a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Law enforcement officer: means any person who, by virtue of his public employment, is vested by law with a duty to maintain public order, enforce any law of this State establishing a civil violation, prosecute offenders or make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • License: includes , but is not limited to, a nonresident operating privilege and the privilege of a person to apply for or obtain a license or permit to operate a motor vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means cattle; equines; sheep; goats; swine; domesticated cervids, fowl and rabbits; members of the family Camelidae, genus lama and genus vicugna; bison; and ratites. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained 18 years of age. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Moped: means a motorized device designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in contact with the ground and that:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks, but does not include:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Motorcycle: means a motor vehicle that has a seat or a saddle for the use of the rider and is designed to travel with only 2 or 3 10-inch or larger diameter wheels in ground contact and has a motor with a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cubic centimeters or an electric motor with a capacity of not less than 1,500 watts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Municipality: means an organized city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Nonresident: means a person whose legal residence is not in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Nuisance dog: means a dog or wolf hybrid that causes bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, to an individual or a domesticated animal who is not trespassing on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises at the time of the injury; a dog or wolf hybrid that causes a reasonable and prudent person who is not on the dog or wolf hybrid owner's or keeper's premises and is acting in a reasonable and nonaggressive manner to fear bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, by assaulting or threatening to assault that individual or individual's domesticated animal; or a dog or wolf hybrid that causes damage to property or crops not owned by the dog or wolf hybrid owner or keeper while the dog or wolf hybrid is not on the owner's or keeper's premises. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • 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.
  • Operator: means an individual who drives or is in control of a vehicle or who is exercising control over or steering a towed vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Original registration: means a registration other than a renewal of registration by the same owner. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog or other animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Owner: means a person holding title to a vehicle or having exclusive right to the use of the vehicle for a period of 30 days or more. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Parking control vehicle: means a 3-wheel vehicle of 25 horsepower or less that has a metal roof and is operated by a law enforcement officer or a parking control officer to control parking and traffic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, fiduciary, trust, estate or any other legal or commercial entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Program evaluation report: means the report submitted to the Legislature by an agency or an independent agency in accordance with Title 3, section 956. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 17 Sec. 1665
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public way: means a way, owned and maintained by the State, a county or a municipality, over which the general public has a right to pass. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered weight: means the gross vehicle weight specified on the vehicle's registration certificate. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Registration: means the registration certificate, plates and renewal devices pertaining to the registration of a vehicle, including temporary registered gross weight increases. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • 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 person who has declared or established residency in this State or has been domiciled in this State for a period of at least 30 days, except for persons in compliance with section 109, subsection 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Semitrailer: includes , but is not limited to, so-called pole dollies and pole dickeys and wheels commonly used as a support for the ends of logs or other long articles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Solid tires: means tires of solid rubber or other material that do not depend on confined air for the support of the load. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Special mobile equipment: includes , but is not limited to, road construction or maintenance machinery, ditch-digging apparatus, stone crushers, air compressors, power shovels, cranes, graders, rollers, trucks used only to plow snow and for other duties pertaining to winter maintenance, including sanding and salting, well drillers and wood-sawing equipment or similar types of equipment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Special mobile equipment: means a motor vehicle with permanently mounted equipment not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stray: means off the owner's premises and not under the control of a person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1101
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tow dolly: means a device towed by a motor vehicle and designed and used exclusively to transport another motor vehicle and on which the front or rear wheels of the towed motor vehicle are mounted, while the other wheels of the towed motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Tractor: means a motor vehicle used primarily off the highway for farming, forestry or other similar types of activities. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Traffic: means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singly or together using public way for travel. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Traffic infraction: means any violation of any provision of this Title, or of any rules established under this Title, not expressly defined as a crime or as a civil violation and otherwise not punishable by incarceration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Trailer: means a vehicle without motive power, designed to carry persons or property and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, not operated on railroad tracks, and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • 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.
  • Truck: means a motor vehicle designed and used primarily to carry property. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Truck tractor: means a motor vehicle designed and used exclusively to draw other vehicles and not constructed to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and the load drawn. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Under age: means under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Vehicle: means a device for conveyance of persons or property on a way. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893
  • Way: means the entire width between boundary lines of a road, highway, parkway, street or bridge used for vehicular traffic, whether public or private. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 26 Sec. 893