Part 1 General Provisions 30-1-101 – 30-1-151
Part 2 Bonds 30-1-201 – 30-1-208
Part 3 Appointment by Chancery Court 30-1-301 – 30-1-311
Part 4 Public Administrators, Guardians, and Trustees 30-1-401 – 30-1-408

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 30 > Chapter 1 - Executors and Administrators

  • Account owner: means an individual, association, corporation, trust, charitable organization, or other such entity that establishes an educational investment trust account pursuant to this part or that is otherwise listed as the owner of an education investment trust account. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency contract: means an agreement in which a student athlete authorizes a person to negotiate or solicit on behalf of the athlete a professional-sports-services contract or endorsement contract. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2102
  • Agent: means any person representing a postsecondary educational institution for payment, who solicits in any form and enrolls, or seeks to enroll, a student for education offered by an authorized institution, or offers to award educational credentials, for remuneration, on behalf of any such institution. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
  • Agriculture: means :
    1. The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    2. Allegation: something that someone says happened.
    3. 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.
    4. Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
    5. 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.
    6. Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    7. 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
    8. Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    9. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    10. Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    11. 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
    12. 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.
    13. Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
    14. beneficiary: means an individual designated under a tuition contract as the individual entitled to apply tuition units purchased under the contract to the payment of that individual's undergraduate, graduate and professional tuition, and other educational costs. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
    15. Bequeath: To gift property by will.
    16. Board: means the board of trustees of the college savings trust fund program described in this part. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
    17. Board: means the trustees of the University of Tennessee or a state university board, as applicable. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1602
    18. Chambers: A judge's office.
    19. 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
    20. Code: means §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
    21. College: means :

      1. A unit of a university offering specialized degrees. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      2. Commission: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      3. Commission: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
      4. Commission: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
      5. Commissioner: means the commissioner of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
      6. 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.
      7. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
      8. Complaint: means a complaint or grievance against a Tennessee SARA institution filed by a non-Tennessee student residing in a member state other than Tennessee and whose complaint is relative to a distance education course or program offered by a Tennessee SARA institution. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
      9. Conditional entry: means a student has met the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 49-6-8102
      10. consortium: means an organization or association comprised of two (2) or more HBCU institutions, the purpose of which is to facilitate and implement the strategic plans and objectives developed by and between the consortium and the Tennessee HBCU technology partnership. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
      11. Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
      12. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      13. Contributor: means one (1) or more individuals, associations, corporations, trusts, charitable organizations, or other such entities that contributes money or makes a payment to an educational investment trust account established pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
      14. Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
      15. 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.
      16. Cost of attendance: means the combined cost of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books, and other educational expenses as determined by the financial aid office of the postsecondary institution. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1602
      17. County judge: means a judge of a general sessions court, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
      18. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
      19. Decedent: A deceased person.
      20. Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
      21. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
      22. Defined benefit component: means the portion of the hybrid plan that provides a defined benefit plan within the retirement system, but which has its own vesting, benefit structure, and contribution requirements as set forth in this part. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
      23. Degree-granting postsecondary educational institution: includes institutions offering education or training above the high school level and where the institution awards degrees or similar credentials, such as associate, bachelors, masters, specialist or doctoral degrees. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      24. Department: means the department of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
      25. Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
      26. Devise: To gift property by will.
      27. Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
      28. Donor: The person who makes a gift.
      29. Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      30. Educational credentials: means degrees, diplomas, certificates, transcripts, reports, documents, or letters of designation, marks, appellations, series of letters, numbers or words which signify, purport or are generally taken to signify enrollment, attendance, progress or satisfactory completion of the requirements or prerequisites for education at a postsecondary educational institution. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      31. Educational investment plan: means a plan that permits an account owner to establish an educational investment trust account and one (1) or more contributors to make contributions to an educational investment trust account that is intended to be applied to an account beneficiary's qualified higher education expenses. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
      32. Educational investment trust account: means an account that is established by an account owner intended to be applied to an account beneficiary's qualified higher education expenses. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
      33. Educational services plan: means a plan that permits individuals, associations, corporations, trusts or other organized entities to purchase a tuition unit or units under a tuition contract entered into between a purchaser and the board on behalf of a designated beneficiary that entitles the beneficiary to apply such units to the payment of that beneficiary's undergraduate, graduate and professional tuition, and other educational costs. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
      34. Employer: means :

        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

      35. Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
      36. Entity: includes , but is not limited to, any company, firm, society, association, partnership, corporation and trust. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      37. Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
      38. 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.
      39. Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
      40. Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
      41. Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      42. faculty: shall include tenured and non-tenured professors, adjunct professors, visiting professors, lecturers, graduate student instructors, and those in comparable positions, however titled. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2404
      43. faculty member: means any person, whether or not the person is compensated by a public institution of higher education, and regardless of political affiliation, who is tasked with providing scholarship, academic research, or teaching. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2404
      44. 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.
      45. 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
      46. Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
      47. Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
      48. Free speech: means speech, expression, or assemblies protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Tennessee, Article I, §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2404
      49. fund: means the tuition guaranty fund created by §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
      50. 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
      51. Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
      52. Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
      53. Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
      54. 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.
      55. HBCU: means and includes any historically black college or university located in this state, namely Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
      56. Hybrid plan: means a plan that provides a combination of a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan which, together, are intended to comply with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
      57. Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
      58. Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
      59. Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
      60. Institution: means an institution of public higher education in this state. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2404
      61. Institution: means an accredited postsecondary degree-granting school, college, university, or other organization. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
      62. Institution: means any public institution of higher education located within this state. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1702
      63. Institution of higher education: includes any college, community college or university, including the state colleges of applied technology, whether public or private, that is required to submit a copy of the statistics of certain criminal offenses to the secretary of education under 20 U. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2202
      64. Institution of higher education: means any four-year college or university, whether public or private, located in this state. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1102
      65. Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
      66. Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      67. Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
      68. Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
      69. Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
      70. Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      71. Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
      72. Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
      73. Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
      74. local board of education: means the board of education that manages and controls the respective local public school system. See Tennessee Code 49-1-103
      75. 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
      76. Member state: means a United States state, territory, or district currently approved to participate in the state authorization reciprocity agreement. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
      77. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      78. Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      79. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
      80. NC-SARA: means the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
      81. Notice: means written information sent to a student by the institution transmitted by:

        1. United States mail, courier service, or hand delivery to the permanent or local address the institution has on file for the student. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1702
        2. Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        3. Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
        4. 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.
        5. Optional expedited authorization: means the alternative optional authorization available under this part to accredited degree-granting institutions. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
        6. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
        7. Parent: means a parent of a student, and includes a natural parent, a guardian, or an individual acting as a parent in the absence of a parent or a guardian, who is paying or has paid any part of the tuition and fees of a student for the current academic year, as defined by the institution of higher education. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1102
        8. Participant: means any state employee, teacher, or political subdivision employee participating in the hybrid plan. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
        9. partnership: means an organization or association formed pursuant to the terms of a memorandum of cooperation by and among the department, the commission, the institutions participating in the consortium and participating organizations from private industry, the purpose of which is to develop certain strategic plans and key objectives to leverage the collective resources of each partnership participant to achieve superior economic growth in this state. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2902
        10. 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.
        11. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        12. Personal 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
        13. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
        14. 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.
        15. Political subdivision: means any entity authorized to participate in the retirement system pursuant to chapter 35, part 2 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
        16. Portal agency: means the single agency designated by Tennessee to serve as the interstate point of contact for SARA questions, complaints, and other communications. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
        17. Postsecondary educational institution: includes , but is not limited to, an academic, vocational, technical, online/distance learning, business, professional or other school, college or university, or other organization or person, offering educational credentials, or offering instruction or educational services, primarily to persons who have completed or terminated their secondary education or who are beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance, for attainment of educational, professional or vocational objectives. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
        18. 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.
        19. Predictive cost estimate: means a non-binding estimated cost of attending an undergraduate program at the postsecondary institution based on a student's chosen field of study over a four-year period. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1602
        20. Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
        21. Probate: Proving a will
        22. Probate court: means the court having jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        23. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
        24. Program: means the college savings trust fund program created in this part. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
        25. Public school: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a duly elected or appointed city or county school board, and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        26. Purchaser: means an individual, association, corporation, trust, charitable organization or other such entity that enters into a tuition contract under this part for the purchase of a tuition unit or units on behalf of a beneficiary relative to the educational services plan. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
        27. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
        28. 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
        29. 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
        30. Redemption value: means the cash value of the educational investment trust account attributable to the sum of the principal invested, the interest earned or losses incurred in the principal, less any fees imposed by rule of the board. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
        31. Refund recipient: means the person designated in a tuition contract by the purchaser as the person entitled to terminate the tuition contract and to receive refunds arising out of the contract pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
        32. 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.
        33. Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
        34. 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).
        35. 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
        36. Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
        37. Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under Chapters 34 37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        38. Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        39. SARA: means the agreement overseen by the National Council for SARA and administered by the Southern Regional Education Board. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
        40. Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        41. 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 §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        42. Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
        43. 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.
        44. Sexual misconduct: means a violation of an institution's disciplinary policies concerning sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1702
        45. 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
        46. SREB: means the Southern Regional Education Board. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
        47. State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        48. State employee: means any person who is a state official, including members of the general assembly, the attorney general and reporter, district attorneys general, state judges, and district public defenders, or any person who is employed in the service of and whose compensation is payable by the state, or any person who is employed by the state whose compensation is paid in whole or in part from federal or other funds. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
        49. State judge: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
        50. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
        51. Student: means :

          1. An individual currently enrolled in a course of study at the institution. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2404
          2. Student: means any full-time or part-time student, twenty (20) years of age or younger, enrolled in courses at an institution of higher education, who physically attends class on the property of the institution and whose tuition and fees are being paid, even if only in part, by the student's parent. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1102
          3. Student disciplinary proceeding: means a hearing, proceeding, or any other non-law enforcement process other than an investigation that is used by an institution to determine whether sexual misconduct occurred or impose a sanction with respect to sexual misconduct, including a contested case hearing conducted under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1702
          4. Student housing: means all residence halls and sorority and fraternity residences owned or under the control of the institution of higher education. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2202
          5. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
          6. Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
          7. Superseded system: means , where applicable, the Tennessee state retirement system, the Tennessee teachers' retirement system, the Tennessee judges' retirement system, the retirement system for county paid judges of Tennessee, the attorneys general retirement system of Tennessee, the public service commissioners' retirement system, and the Tennessee retirement system for county officials, any one (1) of them, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          8. Teacher: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-36-902
          9. Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
          10. Tennessee SARA institution: means an institution approved by the commission for participation in SARA. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1503
          11. Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
          12. Testify: Answer questions in court.
          13. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          14. THEC: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1303
          15. To grant: includes awarding, selling, conferring, bestowing or giving. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
          16. To offer: includes , in addition to its usual meanings, advertising, publicizing, soliciting or encouraging any person, directly or indirectly, in any form to perform the act described. See Tennessee Code 49-7-2003
          17. 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.
          18. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
          19. Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
          20. Trust fund: means the educational investment trust fund or the educational services trust fund established pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
          21. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
          22. Tuition: means the charges imposed to attend an institution of higher education as an undergraduate, graduate or professional student and all fees required as a condition of enrollment as determined by the board. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
          23. Tuition and mandatory fees: means the charges imposed to attend the relevant institution of higher education as an in-state undergraduate student and all fees required as a condition of enrollment as determined by the board. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1602
          24. Tuition contract: means a contract entered into under this part by the board and a purchaser to provide for the payment of tuition and other educational costs, through either the educational savings plan or the educational services plan. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
          25. Tuition unit: means a unit of the educational services plan purchased under §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
          26. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          27. Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
          28. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
          29. Veteran: means a former member of the armed forces of the United States, or a former or current member of a reserve or Tennessee national guard unit who was called into active military service of the United States, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1303
          30. VETS campus: means a campus of a public or private nonprofit institution of higher education that has demonstrated educational support for veterans and has been designated by THEC under this part as a campus supportive of veterans. See Tennessee Code 49-7-1303
          31. Weighted average tuition: means the tuition cost resulting from the following calculation:

            1. Add the products of the annual undergraduate tuition at each Tennessee four-year public university multiplied by that institution's total number of undergraduate full-time equivalent students. See Tennessee Code 49-7-802
            2. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105