General Provisions 146.005
Support of Family 146.010 – 146.050
Distribution of Small Estates 146.070 – 146.080

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 146 - Support of Family; Small Estates

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Charter school: means a public school that is formed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 388A of NRS. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Gross revenue: means the amount of the commission received by a licensee that is deducted from off-track pari-mutuel wagering, plus breakage and the face amount of unpaid winning tickets that remain unpaid for a period specified by the Nevada Gaming Commission. See Nevada Revised Statutes 464.005
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Off-track pari-mutuel system: means a computerized system, or component of such a system, that is used with regard to a pari-mutuel pool to transmit information such as amounts wagered, odds and payoffs on races, sporting events or other events. See Nevada Revised Statutes 464.005
  • Off-track pari-mutuel wagering: means any pari-mutuel system of wagering approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission for the acceptance of wagers on:

    (a) Horse or dog races which take place outside of this state;

    (b) Sporting events; or

    (c) Other events. See Nevada Revised Statutes 464.005

  • Operator of a system: means a person engaged in providing an off-track pari-mutuel system. See Nevada Revised Statutes 464.005
  • Pari-mutuel system of wagering: means any system whereby wagers with respect to the outcome of a race, sporting event or other event are placed in a wagering pool conducted by a person licensed or otherwise permitted to do so under state law, and in which the participants are wagering with each other and not against that person. See Nevada Revised Statutes 464.005
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.