Part 1 License
Part 3 Ceremony
Part 4 Breach of Marriage Contract
Part 5 Property Rights of Spouses
Part 6 Domestic Abuse
Part 7 Alienation of Affections

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 3

  • Abuse: means inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on an adult or minor by other than accidental means, placing an adult or minor in fear of physical harm, physical restraint, malicious damage to the personal property of the abused party, including inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by an adult or minor, or placing an adult or minor in fear of physical harm to any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the adult or minor. See
  • Adult: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older, or who is otherwise emancipated. See
  • 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
  • County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • court: means any court of record with jurisdiction over domestic relations matters or the general sessions criminal court. See
  • Domestic abuse: means committing abuse against a victim, as defined in subdivision (5). See
  • Domestic abuse victim: means any person who falls within the following categories:

    (A) Adults or minors who are current or former spouses. See

  • Firearm: means any weapon designed, made or adapted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or any device readily convertible to that use. See
  • Insane: includes all persons of unsound mind. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Petitioner: means the person alleging domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking in a petition for an order for protection. See
  • Preferred response: means law enforcement officers shall arrest a person committing domestic abuse unless there is a clear and compelling reason not to arrest. See
  • Probate court: means the court having jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Respondent: means the person alleged to have abused, stalked or sexually assaulted another in a petition for an order for protection. See
  • Sexual assault victim: means any person, regardless of the relationship with the perpetrator, who has been subjected to, threatened with, or placed in fear of any form of rape, as defined in §. See
  • 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
  • Stalking victim: means any person, regardless of the relationship with the perpetrator, who has been subjected to, threatened with, or placed in fear of the offense of stalking, as defined in §. See
  • 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
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Weapon: means a firearm or a device listed in §. See
  • 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