Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 23 > Chapter 31 > Article 4
- 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.
- Buyer: means a person who buys or contracts to buy goods. See South Carolina Code 36-2-103
- Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
- Concealable weapon: means a firearm having a length of less than twelve inches measured along its greatest dimension that must be carried in a manner that is hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing except when needed for self-defense, defense of others, and the protection of real or personal property. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Contract for sale: includes both a present sale of goods and a contract to sell goods at a future time. See South Carolina Code 36-2-106
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Personal property: All property that is not real property.
- Picture identification: means :
(a) a valid driver's license or photographic identification card issued by the state in which the applicant resides; or
(b) an official photographic identification card issued by the Department of Revenue, a federal or state law enforcement agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of State. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
- present sale: means a sale which is accomplished by the making of the contract. See South Carolina Code 36-2-106
- Probate: Proving a will
- Proof of training: means an original document or certified copy of the document supplied by an applicant that certifies that he is either:
(a) a person who, within three years before filing an application, successfully has completed a basic or advanced handgun education course offered by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency or a nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
- Qualified nonresident: means an individual who owns real property in South Carolina, but who resides in another state. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
- Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
- Resident: means an individual who is present in South Carolina with the intention of making a permanent home in South Carolina or military personnel on permanent change of station orders. See South Carolina Code 23-31-210
- Seller: means a person who sells or contracts to sell goods. See South Carolina Code 36-2-103
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.