• As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Material” means the statement, irrespective of its admissibility under the rules of evidence, could have affected the course or outcome of the official proceeding;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 39-16-701

      • 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.
      • Oath: means a solemn and formal undertaking to tell the truth and includes an equivalent affirmation permitted by law as a substitute for an oath administered by a person authorized by law to take statements under oath. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
      • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, judicial, or legislative proceeding that is conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath in that proceeding. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
      • Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      • Public servant: means :

        • (A) Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision of the state or of any governmental instrumentality within the state including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

        • Statement: means any representation of fact. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701

      (2) “Oath” means a solemn and formal undertaking to tell the truth and includes an equivalent affirmation permitted by law as a substitute for an oath administered by a person authorized by law to take statements under oath;

    • (3) “Official proceeding” means any type of administrative, executive, judicial, or legislative proceeding that is conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath in that proceeding; and

    • (4) “Statement” means any representation of fact.