Tentative and Final Approval of Plans; Plats
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Oregon Subdivision and Series Partition Control Law
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Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 92

  • Action: means any proceeding commenced in a court in which the court may render a judgment. See Oregon Statutes 18.005
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Agency: means any state board, commission, department, or division thereof, or officer authorized by law to make rules or to issue orders, except those in the legislative and judicial branches. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Agency: means any department, agency or commission of the State of Oregon. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulance operator: means any person operating an ambulance for hire. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Articles: means articles of incorporation, articles of conversion or articles of merger. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Articles of incorporation: means the articles described in ORS 60. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Articles of organization: means the document described in ORS 63. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Assessment: means any charge imposed or levied by the association of unit owners on or against a unit owner or unit pursuant to provisions of the declaration or the bylaws of the condominium or provisions of this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • association: means the association provided for under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Association property: means any real property or interest in real property acquired, held or possessed by the association provided for under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Oregon Health Authority. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best interest: means that:

    (a) The individual is physically capable of procreating;

    (b) The individual is likely to engage in sexual activity at the present or in the near future under circumstances likely to result in pregnancy;

    (c) All less drastic alternative contraceptive methods, including supervision, education and training, have proved unworkable or inapplicable, or are medically contraindicated;

    (d) The proposed method of sterilization conforms with standard medical practice, is the least intrusive method available and appropriate, and can be carried out without unreasonable risk to the life and health of the individual; and

    (e) The nature and extent of the individual's disability, as determined by empirical evidence and not solely on the basis of standardized tests, renders the individual permanently incapable of caring for and raising a child, even with reasonable assistance. See Oregon Statutes 436.205

  • Blanket encumbrance: means a trust deed or mortgage or any other lien or encumbrance, mechanic's lien or otherwise, securing or evidencing the payment of money and affecting more than one unit in a condominium, or an agreement affecting more than one such unit by which the developer holds such condominium under an option, contract to sell or trust agreement. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Board: means the Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors established under ORS 353. See Oregon Statutes 353.010
  • Board: means board of directors. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Bond: means an evidence of indebtedness including, but not limited to, a bond, a note, an obligation, a loan agreement, a financing lease, a financing agreement or other similar instrument or agreement. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Bond debt service: means payment of:

    (a) Principal, interest, premium, if any, or purchase price of a bond;

    (b) Amounts due to a credit enhancement provider, trustee, paying agent or remarketing agent authorized by this chapter;

    (c) Amounts necessary to fund bond debt service reserves; and

    (d) Amounts due under an agreement for exchange of interest rates if designated by the State Treasurer or the Department of Transportation. See Oregon Statutes 367.010

  • Building: means a multiple-unit building or single-unit buildings, or any combination thereof, comprising a part of the property. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • charging station: means a facility designed to deliver electrical current for the purpose of charging one or more electric motor vehicles. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • City: includes any incorporated village or town. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Claimant: means a hospital, doctor, nurse, pharmacy, ambulance operator, supplier of prosthetic appliances and services or licensed physical therapist, who supplies care to an indigent patient, and who files a claim for charges therefor pursuant to this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Class I all-terrain vehicle: has the meaning given that term in ORS 801. See Oregon Statutes 390.550
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the Oregon Transportation Commission. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • Commission: means the State Parks and Recreation Commission. See Oregon Statutes 390.005
  • Commissioner: means the Real Estate Commissioner. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Common elements: means the general common elements and the limited common elements. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • condominium unit: means a part of the property which:

    (a) Is described in ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005

  • Contested case: means a proceeding before an agency:

    (A) In which the individual legal rights, duties or privileges of specific parties are required by statute or Constitution to be determined only after an agency hearing at which such specific parties are entitled to appear and be heard;

    (B) Where the agency has discretion to suspend or revoke a right or privilege of a person;

    (C) For the suspension, revocation or refusal to renew or issue a license where the licensee or applicant for a license demands such hearing; or

    (D) Where the agency by rule or order provides for hearings substantially of the character required by ORS 183. See Oregon Statutes 183.310

  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contribution: means anything of value that a person contributes to the limited liability company as a prerequisite for or in connection with membership including cash, property or services rendered or a promissory note or other binding obligation to contribute cash or property or to perform services. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Conversion condominium: means real property that a declarant intends to submit to the condominium form of ownership under this chapter on which there is a building, improvement or structure that was occupied prior to any negotiation and that is:

    (a) Residential in nature, at least in part; and

    (b) Not wholly commercial or industrial, or commercial and industrial, in nature. See Oregon Statutes 100.005

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative: means a cooperative corporation that is subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • 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.
  • Corporation: means a corporation that is not a cooperative. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means the county in which the district, or the greatest length of highway to be illuminated, is located. See Oregon Statutes 372.010
  • County board: means board of county commissioners or county court of a county. See Oregon Statutes 372.010
  • county court: includes board of county commissioners. See Oregon Statutes 382.005
  • County court: includes board of county commissioners. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Court administrator: means a trial court administrator in a circuit court that has a trial court administrator and the clerk of the court in all other courts. See Oregon Statutes 18.005
  • Credit enhancement: means a credit enhancement device, as defined in ORS 286A. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declarant: means a person who records a declaration under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Declaration: means the instrument described in ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • Department: means the State Parks and Recreation Department. See Oregon Statutes 390.005
  • Department: means the Department of State Lands. See Oregon Statutes 274.005
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Developer: means a declarant or any person that acquires an interest in a condominium from declarant, successor declarant or subsequent developer for the primary purpose of resale. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of Transportation. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • Director: means the State Parks and Recreation Director. See Oregon Statutes 390.005
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of State Lands. See Oregon Statutes 274.005
  • 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:
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property, except of a limited liability company's own interests, or a limited liability company's incurrence of indebtedness to or for the benefit of the limited liability company's members in respect of a member's interests, whether in the form of a declaration or payment of profits, a purchase, retirement or other acquisition of interests, a distribution of indebtedness, or otherwise. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • District: means a highway lighting district formed under this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 372.010
  • district attorney: shall include county counsel appointed pursuant to ORS 203. See Oregon Statutes 312.005
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Doctor: means a person licensed by the appropriate board of this state to practice one or more of the healing arts. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • domestic professional corporation: means a corporation organized under this chapter for the specific purpose of rendering professional service or services and for such other purposes provided under this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 58.015
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Economic effect: means the economic impact on affected businesses by and the costs of compliance, if any, with a rule for businesses, including but not limited to the costs of equipment, supplies, labor and administration. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • 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
  • 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

  • Emergency service agency: means an organization within a local government that performs essential services for the public's benefit before, during or after an emergency, such as law enforcement, fire control, health, medical and sanitation services, public works and engineering, public information and communications. See Oregon Statutes 401.025
  • Emergency services: means activities engaged in by state and local government agencies to prepare for an emergency and to prevent, minimize, respond to or recover from an emergency, including but not limited to coordination, preparedness planning, training, interagency liaison, fire fighting, oil or hazardous material spill or release cleanup as defined in ORS 466. See Oregon Statutes 401.025
  • 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
  • Entity: means a domestic or foreign limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, foreign corporation, domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation, domestic or foreign cooperative corporation, profit or nonprofit unincorporated association, business trust, domestic or foreign general or limited 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 or any foreign government. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • executed by the association: means signed by the secretary and the president or chairperson of the association. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final order: means final agency action expressed in writing. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Financial institution: means a banking institution, a financial institution or a non-Oregon institution, as those terms are defined in ORS 706. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • 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.
  • Flexible condominium: means a condominium containing variable property that may be redesignated, reclassified or withdrawn from the condominium pursuant to ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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 cooperative: means a cooperative corporation that is organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an entity that is an unincorporated association organized under laws other than the laws of the state and that is organized under a statute under which an association may be formed that affords to each of the entity's members limited liability with respect to the liabilities of the entity. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a professional corporation organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Oregon Statutes 58.015
  • 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
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing document: means articles of incorporation, bylaws, a declaration or a rule, regulation or resolution that was properly adopted by the association of unit owners or any other instrument or plat relating to common ownership or common maintenance of a portion of a condominium that is binding upon units within the condominium. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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.
  • Hearing officer: includes an administrative law judge. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Highway: means any road or way open to public travel. See Oregon Statutes 372.010
  • Highway: means every public way, road, street, thoroughfare and place, including bridges, viaducts and other structures within the boundaries of this state, open, used or intended for use of the general public for vehicles or vehicular traffic as a matter of right. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • Highway fund: means the State Highway Fund. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • Hospital: includes nursing homes and means any institution that has a provider agreement with the authority and which admits and cares for patients suffering from motor vehicle injuries and applies for the benefits of this chapter in the manner provided in ORS 445. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indigent patient: means a person who has suffered a motor vehicle injury and who is unable to pay the cost of the care supplied on account of such injury and, except in the case of a claim filed after a claim arising out of the same motor vehicle injury has been allowed by the authority or finally adjudged affirmatively by a court on appeal, whose account therefor remains unpaid at the expiration of 90 days after the termination of the care and who is not entitled to the benefits of the Workers' Compensation Law of this state or any other state or country on account of such injury. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Informed consent: means consent given by an individual 15 years of age or older for sterilization that is:

    (a) Based upon a full understanding of the nature and consequences of sterilization pursuant to information requirements set forth in ORS 436. See Oregon Statutes 436.205

  • Infrastructure assistance: means any use of moneys in the Oregon Transportation Infrastructure Fund, other than an infrastructure loan, to provide financial assistance for transportation projects. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Infrastructure bonds: means bonds authorized by ORS 367. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Infrastructure fund: means the Oregon Transportation Infrastructure Fund. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Infrastructure loan: means a loan of moneys in the infrastructure fund to finance a transportation project. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • judicial department: means the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Oregon Tax Court, the circuit courts and all administrative divisions of those courts, whether denominated as boards, commissions, committees or departments or by any other designation. See Oregon Statutes 174.113
  • Land: includes water, water rights, easements of every nature and all appurtenances to land. See Oregon Statutes 274.005
  • 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
  • Leasehold: means the interest of a person, firm or corporation that is the lessee under a lease from the owner in fee and that files a declaration creating a condominium under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • legislative department: means the Legislative Assembly, the committees of the Legislative Assembly and all administrative divisions of the Legislative Assembly and its committees, whether denominated as boards, commissions or departments or by any other designation. See Oregon Statutes 174.114
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration or similar form of permission required by law to pursue any commercial activity, trade, occupation or profession. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • License: includes a license, certificate of registration, permit or other legal authorization required by law as a condition precedent to the rendering of professional service or services within this state. See Oregon Statutes 58.015
  • Licensed physical therapist: means a physical therapist within the State of Oregon licensed by the Oregon Board of Physical Therapy. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Limited common elements: means those common elements designated in the declaration, as reserved for the use of a certain unit or number of units, to the exclusion of the other units. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Line of ordinary high water: means the line on the bank or shore to which the high water ordinarily rises annually in season. See Oregon Statutes 274.005
  • 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
  • Major disaster: means any event defined as a 'major disaster' under 42 U. See Oregon Statutes 401.025
  • majority of unit owners: means more than 50 percent of the voting rights allocated to the units by the declaration. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Manager: means a person, not necessarily a member, that the members of a manager-managed limited liability company designate to manage the limited liability company's business and affairs. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is designated as a manager-managed limited liability company in the limited liability company's articles of organization or the articles of organization of which otherwise expressly provide that a manager will manage the limited liability company. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Material: includes gravel, rock, sand and silt, but does not include hard minerals subject to ORS 274. See Oregon Statutes 274.005
  • Member: means a person that is qualified and accepted for membership in a cooperative. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Member: means a person with both an ownership interest in a limited liability company and all the rights and obligations of a member specified under this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company other than a manager-managed limited liability company. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagee: means any person who is:

    (a) A mortgagee under a mortgage;

    (b) A beneficiary under a trust deed; or

    (c) The vendor under a land sale contract. See Oregon Statutes 100.005

  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle injury: means any personal injury suffered by a human being, and accidentally caused in, by, or as the proximate result of, the movement of a motor vehicle on a public way, street or highway within this state, whether the injured person is the operator of the vehicle, a passenger in the same or another vehicle, a pedestrian or whatever the relationship of the injured person to the movement of the vehicle, and whether or not the vehicle is under the control of a human being at the time of the injury. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Municipality: means a city, county, road district, school district, special district, metropolitan service district, the Port of Portland or an intergovernmental entity organized under ORS 190. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Negotiation: means any activity preliminary to the execution by either developer or purchaser of a unit sales agreement, including but not limited to advertising, solicitation and promotion of the sale of a unit. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Nonwithdrawable variable property: means property which pursuant to ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Nurse: means a person registered or licensed to practice nursing by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Operating agreement: means any valid agreement, written or oral, of the member or members as to the affairs of a limited liability company and the conduct of the limited liability company's business. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Order: includes any agency determination or decision issued in connection with a contested case proceeding. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Oregon Health and Science University: means the Oregon Health and Science University public corporation created under ORS 353. See Oregon Statutes 353.010
  • Organizer: means one of the signers of the initial articles of organization. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Party: includes an individual who was, is or is threatened to be made a named defendant or respondent in a proceeding. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • percentage of owners: means the percent of the voting rights determined under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Person: includes a public body as defined in ORS 174. See Oregon Statutes 18.005
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or public or private organization of any character other than an agency. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Person: means an individual or entity. See Oregon Statutes 60.001
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint stock company, cooperative or foreign cooperative. See Oregon Statutes 62.015
  • Person: means an individual or entity. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pharmacy: means a place of business licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy, where drugs, medicines, prescriptions, chemicals or poisons are compounded, dispensed or sold at retail. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • 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
  • 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 limited liability company are located and designated in the annual report or in the application for authority to transact business in this state. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigatory and whether formal or informal. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Professional service: means personal service or services rendered in this state to the public which may be lawfully rendered only pursuant to a license by a professional. See Oregon Statutes 58.015
  • 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 corporation: means an entity that is created by the state to carry out public missions and services. See Oregon Statutes 353.010
  • Purchaser: means an actual or prospective purchaser of a condominium unit pursuant to a sale. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative 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
  • Recorded: means to cause to be recorded by the county officer in the real property records for each county in which the condominium is located. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Recording officer: means the county officer charged with the duty of filing and recording deeds and mortgages or any other instruments or documents affecting the title to real property. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • 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
  • Regulatory board: means the governmental agency of the State of Oregon required or authorized by law to license and regulate the rendering of a professional service or services for which a professional corporation is organized. See Oregon Statutes 58.015
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Rule: means any agency directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Sale: means any disposition or transfer of a condominium unit, or an interest or estate therein, by a developer, including the offering of the property as a prize or gift when a monetary charge or consideration for whatever purpose is required by the developer. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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
  • Small business: means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity formed for the purpose of making a profit, which is independently owned and operated from all other businesses and which has 50 or fewer employees. See Oregon Statutes 183.310
  • Special declarant right: means any right, in addition to the regular rights of the declarant as a unit owner, reserved for the benefit of or created by the declarant under the declaration, bylaws or the provisions of this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • special government body: means any of the following:

    (a) A public corporation created under a statute of this state and specifically designated as a public corporation. See Oregon Statutes 174.117

  • Staged condominium: means a condominium that provides for annexation of additional property pursuant to ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • state government: means the executive department, the judicial department and the legislative department. See Oregon Statutes 174.111
  • State highway: means any road or highway designated as such by law or by the Oregon Transportation Commission pursuant to law and includes both primary and secondary state highways. See Oregon Statutes 366.005
  • 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
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Sterilization: means any medical procedure, treatment or operation for the purpose of rendering an individual permanently incapable of procreating. See Oregon Statutes 436.205
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Successor declarant: means the transferee of any special declarant right. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supplier of prosthetic appliances and services: means a place of business or person licensed to manufacture or supply prosthetic appliances and services. See Oregon Statutes 445.010
  • 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.
  • Termination date: means that date described in ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transitional committee: means the committee provided for under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Transportation project: means any project or undertaking that facilitates any mode of transportation within this state. See Oregon Statutes 367.010
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Turnover meeting: means the meeting provided for under ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Unit designation: means the number, letter or combination thereof designating a unit in the declaration and on the plat. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Unit sales agreement: includes but is not limited to an earnest money receipt and agreement to purchase and other such agreements which serve as an agreement of sale for a cash transaction or which are preliminary to the execution of an installment contract of sale, but does not include a reservation agreement. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • United States: means the federal government and a district, authority, bureau, commission, department or any other agency of the United States. See Oregon Statutes 63.001
  • Variable property: means property described in ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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
  • Voting rights: means the portion of the votes allocated to a unit by the declaration in accordance with ORS 100. See Oregon Statutes 100.005
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Written: means embodied as a document. See Oregon Statutes 60.001