Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 20 > Chapter 2
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- 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.