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Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 7 > Part 6-A

  • Abuse: includes acts and omissions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • accumulated contributions: includes as much of the employer's contribution in the Retirement Allowance Fund as is needed to reach 7. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Actuarial equivalent: means an amount of equal value when computed at an interest rate contained in actuarial assumptions adopted by the board and upon the basis of mortality and service tables adopted by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Adult: means any person who has attained 18 years of age or who is a legally emancipated minor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Advisory committee: means the Advisory Committee on Education Savings established in this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • 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 who sells or distributes potatoes or rotation crops in commerce for or on behalf of producers or others and whose operations may include the planting, cultivating, harvesting, grading, packing and furnishing containers, supplies or other services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Annual base compensation: means a member's gross compensation, based upon amounts reported by the member's employer on the member's previous year's federal wage and tax statement, that is used the first day of each April for setting the amount of coverage prior to retirement for participants in the group life insurance program administered by the board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means any person applying for a license under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Application: means a request, by any person specified in section 223, to the Governor of this State to make a requisition to the executive authority of another state for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Arborist: means a person who, for compensation, takes down or fells, diagnoses or evaluates the condition of shade or ornamental trees; solicits, recommends or supervises the treatment of those trees; or in any manner or for any purpose treats or cares for those trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine established inTitle 10, section 961 and its successors or assigns. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Authority: means the Finance Authority of Maine, which serves as administrator of the Maine Education Savings Program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Average final compensation: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: means any person designated by a participation agreement to benefit from payments for higher education expenses at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Beneficiary: means a person or persons designated by a member to receive a benefit under this Part or a person otherwise entitled to receive a benefit under this Part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Benefit: means any payment made, or required to be made, to a beneficiary under chapter 423, subchapter V or chapter 425, subchapter V. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Benefits: means the payment of higher education expenses on behalf of a beneficiary by the Maine Education Savings Program during the beneficiary's attendance at an institution of higher education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Board: means the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board created pursuant to section 1187. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Board: means the board of trustees, established under section 12004-F, subsection 9, to administer the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Board of directors: means the governing body with statutory powers and duties for a school administrative district. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Bonds: includes bonds, notes, refunding bonds, commercial paper, pass-through instruments or any other evidences of obligations of the authority issued under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating sales of potatoes in commerce for or on behalf of the seller or the purchaser, respectively. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Caretaker: means any individual or institution who has or assumes the responsibility for the care of an adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Child: means any natural or legally adopted, born or unborn, progeny of a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Code: means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11442
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or a designated representative in the geographical area in which the person resides or is present. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consolidation loan: means a loan under this chapter to or for the benefit of an individual made for the purpose of refinancing education loans that, when made, were made to or for the benefit of a student then enrolled in an eligible program of study at an institution of higher education that meets the other requirements of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contributions: means amounts deposited by a participant to an account within the program fund. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Creditable service: means a person's membership service, the person's prior service and service for which credit is allowable under sections 17755 and 17756; section 17760, subsection 3; section 18258; sections 18355 and 18356; and section 18360, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities in commerce and includes:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Demand: means the demand, as provided in section 203, by the executive authority of another state upon the Governor of this State for the extradition of a fugitive from justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Department: means any department, commission, institution or agency of State Government including the Maine Community College System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent adult: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Dependent child: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distributor branch: means a branch office maintained by a distributor or wholesaler who or which sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Earnable compensation: includes :  
    (1) Workers' compensation benefits;  
    (2) Maintenance, if any;  
    (3) Any money paid by an employer to a 3rd party under a tax sheltered annuity contract or a deferred compensation plan for the future benefit of an employee provided that the money is not derived from amounts excluded from earnable compensation by paragraph B; and  
    (4) Pick-up contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Education loan: means a loan made by the Federal Government under the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 United States Code, Chapter 28, Title IV, Part B, as amended, or a loan made by a regulated financial institution for the express purpose of financing the costs of higher education under a program designed solely for such purposes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Eligible program of study: means a certificate program of at least one year, an associate degree program, a baccalaureate degree program or a graduate degree program. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Emergency: refers to a situation in which:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Emergency services: refers to those services necessary to avoid serious harm. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Employee: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executive authority: includes the Governor and any person performing the functions of governor in a state other than this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exploitation: means the illegal or improper use of an incapacitated or dependent adult or that adult's resources for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Factory branch: means a branch office maintained by a manufacturer which manufactures or assembles motor vehicles for sale to distributors or motor vehicle dealers or which is maintained for directing and supervising the representatives of the manufacturer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial exploitation: means the use of deception, intimidation, undue influence, force or other unlawful means to obtain control over the property of a dependent adult for another's profit or advantage. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • fire district: means a district created by vote of a group of municipalities for the purpose of providing fire protection. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3531
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Franchise: means an oral or written arrangement for a definite or indefinite period in which a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler grants to a motor vehicle dealer a license to use a trade name, service mark or related characteristic, and in which there is a community of interest in the marketing of motor vehicles or services related thereto at wholesale, retail, leasing or otherwise. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Franchisee: means a motor vehicle dealer to whom a franchise is offered or granted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Franchisor: means a manufacturer, distributor or wholesaler who grants a franchise to a motor vehicle dealer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fugitive from justice: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of Governor by authority of the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • health insurance: means insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement or expense resulting from sickness, and every insurance appertaining thereto, including provision for the mental and emotional welfare of human beings by defraying the costs of legal services only to the extent provided for in chapter 38. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 704
  • Higher education expenses: means the certified expenses for attendance at an institution of higher education as those expenses are defined by rule of the authority consistent with applicable provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and its regulations addressing qualified state tuition programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Incapacitated adult: means an adult who is unable to receive and evaluate information or make or communicate informed decisions to such an extent that the adult lacks the ability to meet essential requirements for physical health, safety or self-care, even with reasonably available appropriate technological assistance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Institution of higher education: means an accredited institution of higher education located within the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Institution of higher education: means an institution of higher education that meets the requirements established by rule of the authority consistent with applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations addressing qualified state tuition programs. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Judicial officer: shall mean a justice, judge, justice of the peace, clerk of courts or other neutral person empowered by the laws of the demanding state to issue criminal process. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Licensee: means any person who holds an unrevoked and valid unsuspended license issued under this Article. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Line make: means motor vehicles that are offered for sale, lease or distribution under a common name, trademark, service mark or brand name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Local district: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • manufacturer: includes the terms "franchisor" "distributor" "distributor branch" "factory branch" and "factory representative. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of a retirement program of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 423, subchapter 2, or chapter 425, subchapter 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of a retirement program of the retirement system on account of which contributions are made and for which credit is allowable under chapter 423, subchapter 4 or chapter 425, subchapter 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor-driven vehicle, except motorcycles and recreational vehicles defined under section 1432, subsection 18-A, required to be registered under Title 29-A, chapter 5. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means a person other than a manufacturer, distributor, distributor branch, distributor representative, factory branch or factory representative who sells or solicits or advertises the sale of new or used motor vehicles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Municipal officers: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • 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 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Neglect: means a threat to an adult's health or welfare by physical or mental injury or impairment, deprivation of essential needs or lack of protection from these. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 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.
  • Ornamental trees: means trees of shade, beauty or landscape value, or those trees intended to become ornamental trees. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Out-of-state service: means service rendered as an employee of:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Parent: means mother or father. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Participant: means any person who has entered into a participation agreement pursuant to this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Participating local district: means a local district that has approved the participation of its employees in the Participating Local District Retirement Program of the retirement system under section 18201. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Participation agreement: means an agreement between a participant and the authority providing for the establishment by the participant of one or more accounts within the program fund and for the administration of those accounts for the benefit of the participant and of one or more beneficiaries. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • 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.
  • person: as used in this Title shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 4
  • Person: means an individual, partnership or any group of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity, and, in case of an entity, it shall include any other entity in which it has a majority interest or effectively controls as well as the individual officers, directors and other persons in active control of the activities of each such entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pick-up contributions: means member contributions to the retirement system which are assumed and paid by the employer through a reduction of members' salaries for services rendered, in accordance with the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 414(h), in lieu of employee contributions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means the person who supervises the operation and management of a school and school property as determined necessary by the superintendent under policies established by the school board. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Prior service: means service rendered before the date of establishment of the retirement system as set forth in section 17101. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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.
  • Processor: means any person other than a consumer who purchases or contracts to purchase potatoes or rotation crops primarily for manufacture into articles of food or starch by operations that change the physical form the potatoes or rotation crops possessed when harvested. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Program earnings: means all interest, dividends, premiums, fees, profits upon disposition of assets and other revenue actually received by or on behalf of the program with respect to any assets held within the program fund to which that asset may be credited, less all administrative costs of the program and the program fund, as periodically determined by the authority. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Protective services: means services that separate incapacitated or dependent adults from danger. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • qualifying member: means a member who dies as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of employment as an employee, or a former member receiving a disability retirement benefit who dies as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of employment as an employee. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 18001
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • registered mail: when used in connection with any requirement for notice by mail shall mean either registered mail or certified mail. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Regular employer: means a person doing business in or operating a business in the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Regular interest: means interest at the rate set from time to time by the board in accordance with section 17156. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Retailer: means a person engaged in the business of buying potatoes or rotation crops in wholesale or jobbing quantities and reselling the potatoes or rotation crops bought primarily to consumers through at least 5 retail outlets located within or without the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Retirement: means termination of membership with a retirement allowance granted under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement benefit: means the same as retirement allowance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Retirement system: means the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Rotation crop: means small grain, soybean or flax grown in rotation with potatoes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Sale: means the issuance, transfer, agreement for transfer, exchange, pledge, hypothecation, mortgage in any form, whether by transfer in trust or otherwise, of any motor vehicle or interest therein or of any franchise related thereto; and any option, subscription or other contract, or solicitation looking to a sale, or offer or attempt to sell in any form, whether spoken or written. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171
  • Sale: includes every contract of purchase or sale, contract to purchase or sell, purchase, sale and disposition of potatoes or rotation crops for value. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Secondary school: means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 1
  • Seller: means any person who sells or contracts to sell potatoes or rotation crops in the regular course of business. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 1012
  • Serious harm: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Service: means service as an employee for which compensation was paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Service credit: means credit received for creditable service as defined under subsection 10. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sexual abuse or sexual exploitation: means contact or interaction of a sexual nature involving an incapacitated or dependent adult without that adult's informed consent. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Shade trees: means trees grown, established or used to screen persons or grounds, structures, walks, pools or other similar objects from wind, sunlight, observation or sound. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Spouse: means the person currently legally married to a member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State employee: means any regular classified or unclassified officer or employee in a department, any employee of the Maine Community College System except those who make the election provided underTitle 20-A, section 12722, any employee of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf except as provided inTitle 20-A, section 7407, subsection 3-A, any employee of the Maine Military Authority, any employee of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, any employee of the Maine Port Authority, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who on June 30, 2009 is an employee of the Public Utilities Commission energy efficiency or renewable energy programs who elects to remain a state employee, any employee of the Efficiency Maine Trust who accepts employment with the Efficiency Maine Trust prior to July 1, 2010 who was a state employee immediately prior to accepting such employment who elects to remain a state employee and any employee transferred from the Division of Higher Education Services to the Finance Authority of Maine who elects to be treated as a state employee, but does not include:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • State paper: means the newspaper designated by the Legislature, in which advertisements and notices are required to be published. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Student loan: means a loan under this chapter to or for the benefit of a student enrolled or to be enrolled in an eligible program of study at an institution of higher education that meets the other requirements of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surviving spouse: means the spouse alive at the time of the death of the member or former member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Takes down or fells: means the cutting for removal of any part of a tree by topping or sections or felling the tree whole. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Teacher: includes a person who is on a one-year leave of absence from a position as a teacher and is participating in the education of prospective teachers by teaching and supervising students enrolled in college-level teacher preparation programs in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 17001
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Treats or cares for: means the pruning, trimming and shaping of trees when the care requires the person to leave the ground. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 7 Sec. 2173
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tuition: means the charges imposed to attend an institution of higher education and required as a condition of enrollment. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11471
  • Undue influence: means the misuse of real or apparent authority or the use of manipulation by a person in a trusting, confidential or fiduciary relationship with a person who is a dependent adult or an incapacitated adult. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3472
  • Unmet need: means the difference between the total cost of attendance for an academic year at an institution of higher education and the total of all sources of financial assistance, including loans, grants, work-study programs and all other available sources, as determined by the authority by rules adopted in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Sec. 11459
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • wholesaler: means any person who sells or distributes new or used motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers or who maintains distributor representatives within this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 1171