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Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 14

  • Accession: means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Accessory building or structure: means any portable, demountable or permanent structure, including but not limited to cabanas, ramadas, storage sheds, garages, awnings, carports, decks, steps, ramps, piers and pilings, that is:

    (a) Owned and used solely by a tenant of a manufactured dwelling or floating home; or

    (b) Provided pursuant to a written rental agreement for the sole use of and maintenance by a tenant of a manufactured dwelling or floating home. See Oregon Statutes 90.100

  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper or general intangible. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Action: means any proceeding commenced in a court in which the court may render a judgment. See Oregon Statutes 18.005
  • Action: includes recoupment, counterclaim, setoff, suit in equity and any other proceeding in which rights are determined, including an action for possession. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agricultural lien: means an interest, other than a security interest or a lien created under ORS 87. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Articles of incorporation: means the articles described in ORS 60. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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
  • Building and housing codes: includes any law, ordinance or governmental regulation concerning fitness for habitation, or the construction, maintenance, operation, occupancy, use or appearance of any premises or dwelling unit. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Cash proceeds: means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts or the like. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Certificate of title: includes another record maintained as an alternative to the certificate of title by the governmental unit that issues certificates of title if a statute permits the security interest in question to be indicated on the record as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of the lien creditor with respect to the collateral. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Chattel paper: means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and software used in the goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods, or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • City: includes any incorporated village or town. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Collateral: means the property subject to a security interest or agricultural lien. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Commercial tort claim: means a claim arising in tort with respect to which:

    (A) The claimant is an organization; or

    (B) The claimant is an individual and the claim:

    (i) Arose in the course of the claimant's business or profession; and

    (ii) Does not include damages arising out of personal injury to or the death of an individual. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Commodity account: means an account maintained by a commodity intermediary in which a commodity contract is carried for a commodity customer. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Commodity contract: means a commodity futures contract, an option on a commodity futures contract, a commodity option or another contract if the contract or option is:

    (A) Traded on or subject to the rules of a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market for such a contract pursuant to federal commodities laws; or

    (B) Traded on a foreign commodity board of trade, exchange, or market, and is carried on the books of a commodity intermediary for a commodity customer. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Commodity customer: means a person for which a commodity intermediary carries a commodity contract on its books. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Commodity intermediary: means a person that:

    (A) Is registered as a futures commission merchant under federal commodities law; or

    (B) In the ordinary course of its business provides clearance or settlement services for a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market pursuant to federal commodities law. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • 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.
  • Conduct: means the commission of an act or the failure to act. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Consignee: means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Consignment: means a transaction, regardless of its form, in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and:

    (A) The merchant:

    (i) Deals in goods of that kind under a name other than the name of the person making delivery;

    (ii) Is not an auctioneer; and

    (iii) Is not generally known by its creditors to be substantially engaged in selling the goods of others;

    (B) With respect to each delivery, the aggregate value of the goods is $1,000 or more at the time of delivery;

    (C) The goods are not consumer goods immediately before delivery; and

    (D) The transaction does not create a security interest that secures an obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Consumer goods: means goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Consumer obligor: means an obligor who is an individual and who incurred the obligation as part of a transaction entered into primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Consumer transaction: means a transaction in which:

    (i) An individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family or household purposes;

    (ii) A security interest secures the obligation; and

    (iii) The collateral is held or acquired primarily for personal, family or household purposes. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Consumer-goods transaction: means a consumer transaction in which:

    (A) An individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family or household purposes; and

    (B) A security interest in consumer goods secures the obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement which:

    (A) Identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates; and

    (B) Indicates that it is a continuation statement for, or that it is filed to continue the effectiveness of, the identified financing statement. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County court: includes board of county commissioners. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person in the business of selling, leasing or distributing new or used manufactured dwellings or floating homes to persons who purchase or lease a manufactured dwelling or floating home for use as a residence. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook or similar account maintained with a bank. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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:
  • district: means any one of the following:

    (1) A people's utility district organized under ORS chapter 261. See Oregon Statutes 198.010

  • Document: means a document of title or a receipt of the type described in ORS 77. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dwelling unit: means a structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person who maintains a household or by two or more persons who maintain a common household. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Electronic chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information stored in an electronic medium. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director, unless the director accepts duties that make the director also an employee. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Encumbrance: means a right, other than an ownership interest, in real property. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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.
  • Entity: means a corporation, foreign corporation, nonprofit corporation, profit or nonprofit unincorporated association, business trust, partnership, two or more persons that have a joint or common economic interest, any state, the United States, a federally recognized Native American or American Indian tribal government and any foreign government. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Equipment: means goods other than inventory, farm products or consumer goods. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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.
  • Execution: means enforcement of the money award portion of a judgment or enforcement of a judgment requiring delivery of the possession or sale of specific real or personal property, by means of writs of execution, writs of garnishment and other statutory or common law writs or remedies that may be available under the law. See Oregon Statutes 18.005
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facility: means a manufactured dwelling park or a marina. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Farm products: means goods, other than standing timber, with respect to which the debtor is engaged in a farming operation and which are:

    (A) Crops grown, growing, or to be grown, including:

    (i) Crops produced on trees, vines and bushes; and

    (ii) Aquatic goods produced in aquacultural operations;

    (B) Livestock, born or unborn, including aquatic goods produced in aquacultural operations;

    (C) Supplies used or produced in a farming operation; or

    (D) Products of crops or livestock in their unmanufactured states. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Farming operation: means raising, cultivating, propagating, fattening, grazing or any other farming, livestock or aquacultural operation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Fee: means a nonrefundable payment of money. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • File number: means the number assigned to an initial financing statement pursuant to ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Filing office: means an office designated in ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Filing-office rule: means a rule adopted pursuant to ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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.
  • Fixed term tenancy: means a tenancy that has a fixed term of existence, continuing to a specific ending date and terminating on that date without requiring further notice to effect the termination. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Fixture filing: means the filing of a financing statement covering goods that are or are to become fixtures and satisfying ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Fixtures: means goods that have become so related to particular real property that an interest in them arises under real property law. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Floating home: has the meaning given that term in ORS 830. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit that is incorporated under laws other than the laws of the state. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General intangible: means any personal property, including things in action, other than accounts, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, deposit accounts, documents, goods, instruments, investment property, letter-of-credit rights, letters of credit, money and oil, gas or other minerals before extraction. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct of the transaction concerned. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Governmental unit: means a subdivision, agency, department, county, parish, municipality or other unit of the government of the United States, a state or a foreign country. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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-care-insurance receivable: means an interest in or claim under a policy of insurance which is a right to payment of a monetary obligation for health-care goods or services provided. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Individual: means a natural person or the estate of an incompetent individual or a deceased individual. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Informal dispute resolution: includes voluntary consultation between the landlord or landlord's agent and one or more tenants or voluntary mediation utilizing the services of a third party, but does not include mandatory mediation or arbitration. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Instrument: means a negotiable instrument or any other writing that evidences a right to the payment of a monetary obligation, is not itself a security agreement or lease, and is of a type that in ordinary course of business is transferred by delivery with any necessary indorsement or assignment. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Inventory: means goods, other than farm products, which:

    (A) Are leased by a person as lessor;

    (B) Are held by a person for sale or lease or to be furnished under a contract of service;

    (C) Are furnished by a person under a contract of service; or

    (D) Consist of raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in a business. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Investment property: means a security, whether certificated or uncertificated, security entitlement, securities account, commodity contract or commodity account. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Judgment: means a judgment or appealable order, as provided in ORS 19. See Oregon Statutes 19.005
  • Landlord: includes a person who is authorized by the owner, lessor or sublessor to manage the premises or to enter into a rental agreement. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • 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
  • Letter-of-credit right: means a right to payment or performance under a letter of credit, whether or not the beneficiary has demanded or is at the time entitled to demand payment or performance. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • local government: means all cities, counties and local service districts located in this state, and all administrative subdivisions of those cities, counties and local service districts. See Oregon Statutes 174.116
  • Manufactured dwelling: includes an accessory building or structure. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Manufactured dwelling park: means a place where four or more manufactured dwellings are located, the primary purpose of which is to rent space or keep space for rent to any person for a charge or fee. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Manufactured structure: has the meaning given that term in ORS 446. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Manufactured-structure transaction: means a secured transaction:

    (A) That creates a purchase-money security interest in a manufactured structure, other than a manufactured structure held as inventory; or

    (B) In which a manufactured structure, other than a manufactured structure held as inventory, is the primary collateral. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • monetary obligation: means a monetary obligation secured by the goods or owed under a lease of the goods and includes a monetary obligation with respect to software used in the goods. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Month-to-month tenancy: means a tenancy that automatically renews and continues for successive monthly periods on the same terms and conditions originally agreed to, or as revised by the parties, until terminated by one or both of the parties. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • New debtor: means a person that becomes bound as debtor under ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Noncash proceeds: means proceeds other than cash proceeds. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral:

    (i) Owes payment or other performance of the obligation;

    (ii) Has provided property other than the collateral to secure payment or other performance of the obligation; or

    (iii) Is otherwise accountable in whole or in part for payment or other performance of the obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Organization: includes a corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, and any other legal or commercial entity. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Owner: includes a mortgagee in possession and means one or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested:

    (a) All or part of the legal title to property; or

    (b) All or part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the premises. See Oregon Statutes 90.100

  • 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.
  • Payment intangible: means a general intangible under which the account debtor's principal obligation is a monetary obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Person: means an individual or entity. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Person: includes an individual or organization. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Prepaid rent: means any payment of money to the landlord for a rent obligation not yet due. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Principal office: means the physical street address of an office, in or out of this state, where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located and designated in the annual report or in the application for authority to transact business in this state. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeding: means a civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory action. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Promissory note: means an instrument that evidences a promise to pay a monetary obligation, does not evidence an order to pay, and does not contain an acknowledgment by a bank that the bank has received for deposit a sum of money or funds. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Proposal: means a record authenticated by a secured party which includes the terms on which the secured party is willing to accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures pursuant to ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public body: means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.109
  • public notice: means any legal publication which requires an affidavit of publication as required in ORS 193. See Oregon Statutes 174.104
  • Public organic record: means a record that is available to the public for inspection and is:

    (A) A record consisting of the record initially filed with or issued by a state or the United States to form or organize an organization and any record filed with or issued by the state or the United States that amends or restates the initial record;

    (B) An organic record of a business trust consisting of the record initially filed with a state and any record filed with the state that amends or restates the initial record, if a statute of the state governing business trusts requires that the record be filed with the state; or

    (C) A record consisting of legislation enacted by the legislature of a state or the Congress of the United States that forms or organizes an organization, any record amending the legislation and any record filed with or issued by the state or the United States that amends or restates the name of the organization. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Public-finance transaction: means a secured transaction in connection with which:

    (A) Debt securities are issued;

    (B) All or a portion of the securities issued have an initial stated maturity of at least 20 years; and

    (C) The debtor, obligor, secured party, account debtor or other person obligated on collateral, assignor or assignee of a secured obligation, or assignor or assignee of a security interest is a state or a governmental unit of a state. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Record date: means the date established under this chapter on which a corporation determines the identity of the corporation's shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recreational vehicle: has the meaning given that term in ORS 174. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Registered organization: includes a business trust that is formed or organized under the law of a single state if a statute of the state governing business trusts requires that the business trust's organic record be filed with the state. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Remote communication: means any method by which a person that is not physically present at the location at which a meeting occurs may nevertheless hear or otherwise communicate at substantially the same time with other persons at the meeting and have access to materials necessary to participate or vote in the meeting to the extent of the person's authorization to participate or vote. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Rent: means any payment to be made to the landlord under the rental agreement, periodic or otherwise, in exchange for the right of a tenant and any permitted pet to occupy a dwelling unit to the exclusion of others and to use the premises. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Rental agreement: includes a lease. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Screening or admission criteria: means a written statement of any factors a landlord considers in deciding whether to accept or reject an applicant and any qualifications required for acceptance. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that:

    (A) The obligor's obligation is secondary; or

    (B) The obligor has a right of recourse with respect to an obligation secured by collateral against the debtor, another obligor, or property of either. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Security deposit: means a refundable payment or deposit of money, however designated, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a rental agreement or any part of a rental agreement. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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 orientation: means an individual's actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual's gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual's sex at birth. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Share: means a unit into which the proprietary interest in a corporation is divided. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Shareholder: means a person in whose name a share is registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of a share to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Sign: means to indicate a present intent to authenticate or adopt a document by:

    (a) Affixing a symbol to the document;

    (b) Inscribing or affixing a manual, facsimile or conformed signature on the document; or

    (c) Attaching to, or logically associating with, an electronic transmission any electronic sound, symbol or process, including an electronic signature. See Oregon Statutes 60.001

  • Signature: means any embodiment of a person's intent to sign a document. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Software: means a computer program and any supporting information provided in connection with a transaction relating to the program. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • State Treasury: includes those financial assets the lawful custody of which are vested in the State Treasurer and the office of the State Treasurer relating to the custody of those financial assets. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Statement of policy: means the summary explanation of information and facility policies to be provided to prospective and existing tenants under ORS 90. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supporting obligation: means a letter-of-credit right or secondary obligation that supports the payment or performance of an account, chattel paper, a document, a general intangible, an instrument or investment property. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Tangible chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information that is inscribed on a tangible medium. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement which:

    (A) Identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates; and

    (B) Indicates either that it is a termination statement or that the identified financing statement is no longer effective. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Transmitting utility: means an organization primarily engaged in the business of:

    (A) Operating a railroad, subway, street railway or trolley bus;

    (B) Transmitting communications electrically, electromagnetically or by light;

    (C) Transmitting goods by pipeline or sewer; or

    (D) Transmitting or producing and transmitting electricity, steam, gas or water. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Violate: includes failure to comply. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Week-to-week tenancy: means a tenancy that has all of the following characteristics:

    (a) Occupancy is charged on a weekly basis and is payable no less frequently than every seven days;

    (b) There is a written rental agreement that defines the landlord's and the tenant's rights and responsibilities under this chapter; and

    (c) There are no fees or security deposits, although the landlord may require the payment of an applicant screening charge, as provided in ORS 90. See Oregon Statutes 90.100

  • Written: means embodied as a document. See Oregon Statutes 60.001