Part 1 Power and Use of Eminent Domain — General Provisions 29-17-101 – 29-17-106
Part 2 Counties 29-17-201 – 29-17-203
Part 3 Municipalities 29-17-301 – 29-17-302
Part 4 University of Tennessee 29-17-401
Part 5 Housing Authorities 29-17-501 – 29-17-504
Part 6 Coast and Geodetic Surveys 29-17-601 – 29-17-602
Part 7 Action in Rem 29-17-701 – 29-17-713
Part 8 Payments Into Court 29-17-801 – 29-17-802
Part 9 Supplementary Method 29-17-901 – 29-17-914
Part 10 Miscellaneous Provisions 29-17-1001 – 29-17-1005

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 29 > Chapter 17 - Eminent Domain by Public Agencies

  • Administration: means the United States food and drug administration. See Tennessee Code 53-1-301
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or that are likely to induce directly or indirectly, the purchase of food, drug, devices or cosmetics. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Alcohol: means :

      • (A) Rubbing alcohol compound. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

      • Alcohol test: means an analysis of breath, or blood, or any other analysis that determines the presence and level or absence of alcohol as authorized by the United States department of transportation in its rules and guidelines concerning alcohol testing and drug testing. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
      • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
      • Animal: means any member of the animal kingdom whether domesticated or wild, but not including humans. See Tennessee Code 53-7-302
      • Animal product: means any product derived from any animal or animals that is or could be suitable for human consumption. See Tennessee Code 53-7-302
      • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
      • Apparently wholesome deer meat: means deer meat that complies with the standards and procedures promulgated and enforced pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 53-13-101
      • Apparently wholesome food: means food that meets all standards of quality established by local, county, state and federal agricultural and health laws and regulations, even though the food is not readily marketable due to appearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus or other condition, but does not include canned goods that are leaking, swollen, dented on a seam, or no longer airtight. See Tennessee Code 53-13-101
      • 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.
      • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
      • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
      • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
      • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
      • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
      • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter and any assistant thereto by whatever name known, any district attorney general and any assistant thereto by whatever name called, and any officer or full-time employee of the general assembly or any committee thereof established by statute, who is duly licensed to practice law in Tennessee, whose duty it is to provide facilities for drafting bills or to assist individual legislators in drafting bills or who renders legal advice and services to the members of the general assembly or committees thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Auxiliary food service operation: means a designated area located within or adjacent to a food service establishment sharing common ownership or management, and whose primary purpose is serving beverages. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
      • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
      • Biological residue: means any substance, including metabolites, remaining in or on any animal prior to or at the time of slaughter, in or on any of its tissues after slaughter, or in or on any animal product as the result of treatment with or exposure of the animal or animal product to any pesticide, organic or inorganic compound, hormone-like substance, growth promoter, antibiotic, anthelmintic, tranquilizer, or other therapeutic or prophylactic agent. See Tennessee Code 53-7-302
      • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Board: means the board of pharmacy created by title 63, chapter 10, part 3. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
      • Brand name: means the registered trademark name of a drug or drug product given by its manufacturer, labeler or distributor. See Tennessee Code 53-10-203
      • Bulk milk: means milk in bulk form that is furnished to a processor for the purpose of processing and manufacturing into milk products. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
      • Carcass: means all parts, including viscera of a slaughtered animal, that are capable of being used for human food. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
      • Catfish: means any species within the family Ictaluridae or the family Anarchichadidae. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
      • Catfish product: means any product capable of use as human food that is made wholly or in part from any catfish or portion of catfish, except products that contain catfish only in small proportions or historically have not been, in the judgment of the commissioner, considered by consumers as products of the United States commercial catfish industry and that are exempted from definition as a catfish product by the commissioner under conditions that the commissioner may prescribe to assure that the catfish or portions of catfish contained in the product are not adulterated and that the products are not represented as catfish products. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
      • Certificate of free sale: means a certificate issued by the department that certifies that the manufacturer of the food, nonprescription drugs, or cosmetics listed in the document is duly authorized to manufacture the products and either that:

        • (A) The products may be sold freely to the public in the United States, and the manufacturer is in substantial compliance with this chapter as determined by an inspection conducted by the department. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

        • Chain of custody: refers to the methodology of tracking specified materials or substances for the purpose of maintaining control and accountability from initial collection to final disposition for all such materials or substances, and providing for accountability at each stage in handling, testing and storing specimens and reporting test results. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
        • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
        • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Color: includes black, white and intermediate grays. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
        • Color additive: means a material that:

          • (a) Is a dye, pigment, or other substance made by a process of synthesis or similar artifice, or extracted, isolated, or otherwise derived, with or without intermediate or final change of identity, from a vegetable, animal, mineral or other source. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health, the commissioner's duly authorized representative, and in the event of the commissioner's absence or vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the person authorized to enforce this chapter. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
          • Commissioner: means any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture, or any person authorized to act in the commissioner's stead. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 53-7-302
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture, the commissioner's duly authorized representative, and in the event of the commissioner's absence or vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
          • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
          • Committee: means the controlled substance database committee created by §. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
          • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
          • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
          • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
          • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
          • Controlled substance: has the meaning given in the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989, compiled in title 39, chapter 17, part 4. See Tennessee Code 68-14-601
          • Controlled substances: means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI defined or listed in the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989, compiled in title 39, chapter 17, part 4. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
          • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
          • 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.
          • Cosmetic: means :

            • (A) Articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part of the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

            • Cost to the processor or distributor: means the actual cost of bulk milk and other ingredients, plus the cost of doing business properly allocable to each item covered by the term "milk products" which cost of doing business includes, but is not limited to, labor, employee salaries, rent, maintenance and depreciation on real and personal property, shrinkage, interest, power, supplies, advertising, transportation and delivery costs, credit losses, all permits and license fees, all taxes, insurance and any and all other overhead expenses. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
            • Cost to the retailer: means the invoice price paid by the retailer for milk products, plus that portion of the retailer's overhead or cost of doing business properly allocable to the milk products, which cost of doing business shall include the same items of expense as are enumerated in the definition of cost to the processor or distributor in subdivision (3). See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
            • Covered employer: means a person or entity that employs a person, is covered by the Workers' Compensation Law, compiled in chapter 6 of this title, maintains a drug-free workplace pursuant to this chapter and includes on the posting required by §. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
            • Custom slaughterer: means a person engaged for profit in this state in the business of slaughtering or dressing animals for human consumption that are not to be sold or offered for sale through a commercial outlet, and may include the boning or cutting up of carcasses of such animals and the grinding, chopping and mixing of the carcasses of animals. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
            • Dairy products: means pure, clean and wholesome milk, cream, pure milk fat, butter, buttermilk, cheese, ice cream, ice cream mix, ice milk, ice milk mix, ice or ice sherbet, evaporated milk, skimmed milk, condensed milk, sweetened condensed milk, condensed skimmed milk, sweetened condensed skimmed milk, dried milk, dried skimmed milk, any derivatives of milk or combination of products made from milk. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
            • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
            • Database: means the controlled substance database created by §. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
            • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
            • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
            • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
            • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
            • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-1-301
            • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
            • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
            • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
            • Director: means the director of the controlled substance database, who shall be a Tennessee licensed pharmacist designated by the commissioner, in consultation with the executive director of the board of pharmacy and with the committee, to administer, maintain, and direct the operation and function of the controlled substance database. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
            • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
            • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
            • Dispense: means to physically deliver a controlled substance covered by this part to any person, institution, or entity with the intent that it be consumed away from the premises on which it is dispensed. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
            • Distributor: means any person engaged in the business of selling or offering for sale within the state milk products for consideration, where the property is sold for the purpose of resale or further processing, or is to be used or consumed by the purchaser and not resold or used for the purpose of further processing. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
            • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
            • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
            • Drug: means any controlled substance subject to testing pursuant to drug testing regulations adopted by the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
            • Drug: means articles, not including devices or their components, parts or accessories, that are:

              • (A) Recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, Official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, Official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

              • Drug or alcohol rehabilitation program: means a service provider that provides confidential, timely and expert identification, assessment and resolution of employee drug or alcohol abuse. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
              • Eminent domain: means the authority conferred upon the government, and those entities to whom the government delegates such authority, to condemn and take, in whole or in part, the private property of another, so long as the property is taken for a legitimate public use in accordance with the fifth and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Tennessee, Art. See Tennessee Code 29-17-102
              • Employee: means a person:

                • (A) In charge of a food establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703

                • Employee: means a person:

                  • (A) In charge of a food establishment. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203

                  • Employee: means any person who works for salary, wages or other remuneration for a covered employer. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                  • Employee assistance program: means an established program capable of providing expert assessment of employee personal concerns. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                  • Employer: means :

                    • (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

                    • Employer: means a person or entity that employs a person and that is covered by the Workers' Compensation Law, compiled in chapter 6 of this title. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                    • 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.
                    • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
                    • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
                    • Farm to consumer distribution point: means a temporary or permanent location, that is not open to the general public, where a farmer or the farmer's agent delivers food, produced by the farmer and previously sold under an agreement entered into between the farmer and the consumer, directly to the consumer or the consumer's agent. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                    • Farm to consumer distribution point: means a temporary or permanent location, that is not open to the general public, where a farmer or the farmer's agent delivers food, produced by the farmer and previously sold under an agreement entered into between the farmer and the consumer, directly to the consumer or the consumer's agent. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                    • Federal act: means the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, compiled at 21 U. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                    • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
                    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
                    • Finished dosage form: means that form of a drug that is, or is intended to be, dispensed or administered to a patient and requires no further manufacturing or processing other than packaging, reconstitution or labeling. See Tennessee Code 53-10-203
                    • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
                    • Food: means :

                      • (A) Articles used for food or drink for humans or other animals. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

                      • Food additive: means any substance, the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result, directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food, including any substance intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting or holding food. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                      • Food Code: means the 2009 Food Code as published by the United States department of health and human services, public health service, food and drug administration. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
                      • Food Code: means the 2009 Food Code as published by the United States department of health and human services, public health service, food and drug administration. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                      • Food establishments: means retail food stores, and food service establishments located within retail food stores. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                      • Food service establishment: includes places identified in subdivision (9)(A) regardless of whether there is a charge for the food. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
                      • Food service establishment: includes places identified in subdivision (10)(A), regardless of whether there is a charge for the food. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                      • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
                      • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
                      • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
                      • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
                      • Generic equivalent: means a drug product that has the same established name, active ingredients, strength or concentration, dosage form, and route of administration and that is formulated to contain the same amount of active ingredients, in the same dosage form, and to meet the same compendial or other applicable standards, i. See Tennessee Code 53-10-203
                      • Gleaner: means a person who harvests for free distribution an agricultural crop that has been donated by the owner. See Tennessee Code 53-13-101
                      • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
                      • Healthcare practitioner delegate: means any person authorized to practice pursuant to title 63, and up to two (2) unlicensed persons per healthcare practitioner designated by the healthcare practitioner to act as agents of the healthcare practitioner, upon registering the delegates and providing any information required by the department. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
                      • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                      • Immediate container: means any consumer package, or any other container in which an article, not consumer packaged, is packed. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                      • Imminent health hazard: means any condition, deficiency, or practice that, if not corrected, is very likely to result in illness, injury, or loss of life to any person. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                      • Imported catfish: means catfish that is produced in a nation other than the United States, either according to the usual and customary techniques of aquaculture or in the freshwater lakes, rivers or streams or the marine or estuarine waters of the foreign nation. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                      • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
                      • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
                      • infrequent casual sales: means sales not in excess of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day on any particular day. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
                      • infrequent casual sales: means sales not in excess of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day on any particular day. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                      • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                      • Innkeeper: means the owner, operator, manager or keeper of a lodging establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-14-601
                      • Inspector: means an employee or official of this state authorized by the commissioner to inspect the operation and facilities of any custom slaughterhouse or meat or poultry processing establishment. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                      • Interchangeable biological product: means :

                        • (A) A biological product licensed by the federal food and drug administration and determined to meet the safety standards for determining interchangeability pursuant to 42 U. See Tennessee Code 53-10-203

                        • Intrastate commerce: means any and all commerce within the state and subject to the jurisdiction of the state, and includes the operation of any business or service establishment. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                        • Intrastate commerce: means commerce within this state. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                        • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
                        • Job applicant: means a person who has applied for a position with a covered employer and who has been offered employment conditioned upon successfully passing a drug or alcohol test, and may have begun work pending the results of the drug or alcohol test. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                        • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
                        • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matters upon the immediate container of any article, and a requirement made by or under authority of this chapter, that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless the word, statement or other information also appears on the outside container. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                        • Label: means any written, printed, or graphic material upon the shipping container, if any, or upon the immediate container, including, but not limited to, an individual consumer package, of an article, or accompanying the article. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                        • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter:

                          • (A) Upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

                          • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                          • Law enforcement personnel: means agents of the Tennessee bureau of investigation, agents of a judicial district drug task force, drug enforcement administration agents, and certified law enforcement officers certified pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
                          • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
                          • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                          • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                          • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                          • Livestock: means cattle, sheep, swine, goats or rabbits. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                          • Lodging establishment: means any structure or space, or any portion of a structure or space, that is occupied or intended or designed for occupancy by guests of the lodging establishment for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes, and includes any hotel, inn, tourist camp, tourist court, tourist cabin, motel, bed and breakfast establishment or any place in which rooms, lodgings or accommodations are furnished to guests for a consideration. See Tennessee Code 68-14-601
                          • Manufacturer: means any person, except a pharmacist compounding in the normal course of professional practice, engaged in the commercial production, preparation, propagation, conversion, or processing of a drug, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or both, and includes any packaging or repackaging of a drug or the labeling or relabeling of its container and the promotion and marketing of such drugs or devices. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
                          • Meat: means the edible part of the muscle of cattle, deer, sheep, swine or goats that is skeletal or that is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels that normally accompany the muscle tissue and that are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                          • Meat food product: means any article of food, or any article intended for or capable of use as human food, that is derived or prepared, in whole or in part, from any portion of any livestock or deer, unless exempted by the commissioner upon the commissioner's determination that the article:

                            • (A) Contains only a minimal amount of meat and is not represented as a meat food product. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202

                            • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                            • Milk products: means all or any one (1) of the following: market milk, pasteurized milk, vitamin-D milk, homogenized milk, flavored milk or flavored milk drinks, sweet cream, whipping cream, homogenized cream, skim milk, cottage cheese, buttermilk, and cultured buttermilk, as those products are defined by the commissioner under §. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
                            • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • minor: has the meaning given in §. See Tennessee Code 68-14-601
                            • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
                            • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                            • 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.
                            • Official compendium: means the official United States Pharmacopoeia, Official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, Official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                            • Official establishment: means any establishment in this state, as determined by the commissioner, at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the processing of livestock, deer, or poultry carcasses or parts of livestock, deer, or poultry carcasses, meat food products, or poultry products, is maintained under the authority of this part. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                            • Official inspection mark: means any symbol, formulated pursuant to rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner, stating that an article was inspected and passed. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                            • Operations committee: means the operations committee created by this part to consult with and confirm or deny decisions made by the commissioner within the authority granted to the commissioner by this part. See Tennessee Code 53-10-302
                            • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                            • package: include any box, can, tin, cloth, plastic, or any other receptacle, wrapper or cover. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                            • 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: includes an individual, firm, corporation, company or association. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, agency, municipality, state or political subdivision, or the federal government and its agencies and departments. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
                            • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Person: means and includes one (1) or more individuals, partnerships, associations, incorporated, unincorporated or cooperative, corporations, legal representatives, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, or any other business unit, or any combination of these, except where the context otherwise requires. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or any other business entity. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other business unit. See Tennessee Code 53-7-302
                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, agency, municipality, state or political subdivision, or the federal government and its agencies and departments. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                            • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative of an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, or association. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
                            • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation and association. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                            • Person in charge: means an individual present at a food service establishment who is responsible for the operation at the time of inspection. See Tennessee Code 68-14-703
                            • Person in charge: means an individual present at a food establishment who is responsible for the operation at the time of inspection. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                            • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                            • Pesticide chemical: means :

                              • (A) Any substance or mixture of substances, including disinfectants, intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, weeds or other forms of plant or animal life or viruses, except viruses on or in living humans or other animals, that the commissioner declares to be a pest. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102

                              • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
                              • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                              • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
                              • post-employment benefits: means non-pension benefits paid on behalf of former state employees, former state employees' beneficiaries, authorized local education agency employees or the authorized local education agency employees' beneficiaries after separation from service. See Tennessee Code 8-27-801
                              • Poultry: means any live or slaughtered domesticated bird. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                              • Poultry product: means any poultry that has been slaughtered for human food from which the blood, feathers, feet, head and viscera have been removed in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner, any edible part of poultry, or any human food product consisting of any edible part of poultry separately or in combination with other ingredients. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                              • Prescriber: means an individual authorized by law to prescribe drugs. See Tennessee Code 53-10-203
                              • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                              • Processor: means any person engaged in the business of processing or packaging bulk milk and other materials into milk products. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
                              • Processor: means a person who engages for profit in this state in the business of packing or packaging carcasses, meat, meat food products or meat by-products, or poultry or poultry products, for human consumption, or a person engaged for profit in the business of curing, salting, processing or other preparing of carcasses, meat, meat food products or meat by-products for human consumption. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                              • Processor: means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and who operates a plant for the purpose of packing shell eggs or shell-treated eggs, or breaking eggs out of the shell for freezing or drying, and who also may operate as a wholesaler. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
                              • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                              • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                              • Raw agricultural commodity: means any food in its raw or natural state, including all fruits that are washed, colored or otherwise treated in their unpeeled natural form prior to marketing. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                              • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Receiving plant: means all places where dairy products or milk products not in consumer packages are received on consignment or otherwise, stored or transported, but where packaging, processing or manufacturing does not occur. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
                              • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
                              • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
                              • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
                              • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
                              • Retail food store: means any establishment or a section of an establishment where food and food products are offered to the consumer and intended for off-premise consumption. See Tennessee Code 53-8-203
                              • Retailer: means any person, whether or not a processor or distributor, engaged in the business of selling or offering for sale within the state milk products for a consideration, where the milk products are to be used or consumed by the purchaser and are not to be resold or used for the purpose of manufacture or further processing. See Tennessee Code 53-3-201
                              • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                              • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                              • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                              • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Safety-sensitive position: means a position involving a safety-sensitive function pursuant to regulations governing drug or alcohol testing adopted by the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                              • Salvageable merchandise: means any food, drug, cosmetic, device or other item listed in this chapter or any regulations promulgated under this chapter that can be reconditioned, labeled, relabeled, repackaged, recoopered, sorted, cleaned, culled or by any other means be salvaged to meet the requirements of this chapter or those regulations. See Tennessee Code 53-1-102
                              • Sell: includes "offer for sale" "expose for sale" "have in possession for sale" "exchange" "barter" or "trade". See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
                              • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §§ 3-401 and 3-406. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                              • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
                              • Shipping container: means any container used or intended for use in packaging the article packed in an immediate container. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                              • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Specimen: means tissue, fluid or a product of the human body capable of revealing the presence of alcohol or drugs or their metabolites. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                              • Standards: means the standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption (21 CFR Part 112). See Tennessee Code 53-1-301
                              • 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
                              • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                              • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                              • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                              • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
                              • test: means any chemical, biological or physical instrumental analysis administered by a laboratory authorized to do so pursuant to this chapter, for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites pursuant to regulations governing drug testing adopted by the United States department of transportation or other recognized authority approved by rule by the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 50-9-103
                              • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                              • Trade products: means any products made in semblance of dairy products that may be used as a substitute for dairy products. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
                              • Trade products plants: means all places where trade products are packaged, processed or manufactured. See Tennessee Code 53-3-103
                              • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
                              • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                              • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                              • Trustees: means the four (4) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 8-27-801
                              • Unclassified: means the general run of edible eggs sold by a producer directly to a consumer, that have not been candled, sorted or graded. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
                              • Ungraded: means the general run of edible eggs as they come from the producer, that have not been sorted or graded, but have been candled. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
                              • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Unwholesome: means :

                                • (A) Unsound, injurious to health, containing any biological residue not permitted by rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner, or otherwise rendered unfit for human food. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202

                                • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
                                • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                • Wholesaler: means a person who assembles eggs in case lots and disposes of them in quantities to retailers or through other distribution channels, and who also may operate as a processor. See Tennessee Code 53-2-102
                                • Wholesome: means sound, healthful, clean and otherwise fit for human food. See Tennessee Code 53-7-202
                                • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                                • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
                                • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105