Forgery and Related Offenses
Business and Commercial Offenses
Crimes Involving Communications
Cellular Telephones
Use of Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices
False Claims for Health Care Payments
Identity Theft and Related Offenses

Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 165

  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper or general intangible. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Any other state: includes any state and the District of Columbia. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Biomass: means any organic matter, including woody biomass, agricultural crops, wood wastes and residues, plants, aquatic plants, grasses, residues, fibers, animal wastes, municipal wastes and other waste materials. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • Board: means the State Board of Forestry. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • 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
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Collateral: means the property subject to a security interest or agricultural lien. 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

  • Consignee: means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. 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

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • department: means the Department of Revenue. See Oregon Statutes 314.011
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Oregon Statutes 316.022
  • Department: means the State Forestry Department. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Document: means a document of title or a receipt of the type described in ORS 77. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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
  • executive department: means all statewide elected officers other than judges, and all boards, commissions, departments, divisions and other entities, without regard to the designation given to those entities, that are within the executive branch of government as described in Article III, section 1, of the Oregon Constitution, and that are not:

    (a) In the judicial department or the legislative department;

    (b) Local governments; or

    (c) Special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.112

  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Forester: means the State Forester or the authorized representative of the forester. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • Forestland: means any woodland, brushland, timberland, grazing land or clearing that, during any time of the year, contains enough forest growth, slashing or vegetation to constitute, in the judgment of the forester, a fire hazard, regardless of how the land is zoned or taxed. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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, including aliens and minors. See Oregon Statutes 316.022
  • 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
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Investment property: means a security, whether certificated or uncertificated, security entitlement, securities account, commodity contract or commodity account. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufactured structure: has the meaning given that term in ORS 446. 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • New debtor: means a person that becomes bound as debtor under ORS 79. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Nonindustrial private forest landowner: means any forest landowner who does not own a forest products manufacturing facility that employs more than six people. See Oregon Statutes 526.005
  • nonresident: means an individual who is not a resident of this state. See Oregon Statutes 316.022
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Payment intangible: means a general intangible under which the account debtor's principal obligation is a monetary obligation. See Oregon Statutes 79.0102
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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
  • public body: means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.109
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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 government: means the executive department, the judicial department and the legislative department. See Oregon Statutes 174.111
  • 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
  • Taxable income: means the taxable income as defined in subsection (a) or (b), section 63 of the Internal Revenue Code, with such additions, subtractions and adjustments as are prescribed by this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 316.022
  • Taxpayer: means any natural person, estate, trust, or beneficiary whose income is in whole or in part subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter, or any employer required by this chapter to withhold personal income taxes from the compensation of employees for remittance to the state. See Oregon Statutes 316.022
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Violate: includes failure to comply. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Woody biomass: means material from trees and woody plants, including limbs, tops, needles, leaves and other woody parts, grown in a forest, woodland, farm, rangeland or wildland-urban interface environment that is the by-product of forest management, ecosystem restoration or hazardous fuel reduction treatment. See Oregon Statutes 526.005