• (a) As used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires:

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 56-16-102

      • 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.
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • 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.
      • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • 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: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • Reciprocal: means the aggregation of subscribers under a common name. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • Reciprocal insurance: means insurance resulting from the mutual exchange of insurance contracts among persons in an unincorporated association under a common name through an attorney-in-fact having authority to obligate each person both as insured and insurer. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

      (1) “Reciprocal” means the aggregation of subscribers under a common name; and

    • (2) “Reciprocal insurance” means insurance resulting from the mutual exchange of insurance contracts among persons in an unincorporated association under a common name through an attorney-in-fact having authority to obligate each person both as insured and insurer.

  • (b) As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

    • (1) “Attorney” means the person designated and authorized by subscribers as the attorney-in-fact having authority to obligate them on reciprocal insurance contracts;

    • (2) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of commerce and insurance;

    • (3) “Department” means the department of commerce and insurance;

    • (4)

      • (A) “Person” means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society; and

      • (B) “Person” also includes the federal government, any state, any county, city, town, school board, or any other local governmental authority or local agency or public service corporation owned, operated or controlled by a locality or local government authority, with power to enter into contractual undertakings within or without the state; and

    • (5) “Subscriber” means a person obligated under a reciprocal insurance agreement.