Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 80
- answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
- liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
- 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.
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
- State Fire Marshal: means the Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 58-80-1