Definitions
Bribery
Perjury and Related Offenses
Escape, Supplying Contraband and Failure to Appear
Obstructing Governmental Administration
Abuse of Public Office
Interference With Legislative Operations

Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 162 - Offenses Against the State and Public Justice

  • Account: means any deposit or credit account with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Banking day: has the meaning given that term in ORS 708A. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See Oregon Statutes 72.1030
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Clearing house: means an association of banks or other payors regularly clearing items. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See Oregon Statutes 72.1060
  • County court: includes board of county commissioners. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Customer: means a person having an account with a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Documentary draft: means a draft to be presented for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities defined in ORS 78. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Drawee: means a person ordered in a draft to make payment. See Oregon Statutes 73.0103
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Farming operation: means raising, cultivating, propagating, fattening, grazing or any other farming, livestock or aquacultural operation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Item: means an instrument or a promise or order to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. See Oregon Statutes 74.1040
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • 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
  • Order: means a written instruction to pay money signed by the person giving the instruction. See Oregon Statutes 73.0103
  • Party: means a party to an instrument. See Oregon Statutes 73.0103
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Promise: means a written undertaking to pay money signed by the person undertaking to pay. See Oregon Statutes 73.0103
  • Seller: means a person who sells or contracts to sell goods. See Oregon Statutes 72.1030
  • Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.