Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-22
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Person: as used in this chapter includes any partnership, association, corporation, city, or town. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-22-1
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Swimming pool: as used in this chapter , includes all swimming pools, wading pools, and therapeutic pools owned or maintained by any person, partnership, association, corporation, city, or town, or the state, except swimming pools maintained by an individual for the sole use of the individual's household and guests without charge for admission and not for the purpose of profit or in connection with any business operated for the purpose of profit, and except also swimming pools owned or maintained by the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-22-1
- town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
- United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.