Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 474
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- Bequeath: To gift property by will.
- 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.
- Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
- Devise: To gift property by will.
- Emergency: means a human created or natural event or circumstance that causes or threatens widespread loss of life, injury to person or property, human suffering or financial loss, including but not limited to:
(a) Fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, landslides or mud slides, drought, earthquake, volcanic activity, tsunamis or other oceanic phenomena, spills or releases of oil or hazardous material as defined in ORS 466. See Oregon Statutes 401.025
- 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.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Local government: has the meaning given that term in ORS 174. See Oregon Statutes 401.025
- public body: means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies. See Oregon Statutes 174.109
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- 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.