Part 1 General Provisions 36-5-101 – 36-5-122
Part 4 Expedited Process for Support 36-5-401 – 36-5-406
Part 5 Assignment of Income for Support 36-5-501 – 36-5-503
Part 7 Enforcement Through License Denial, Revocation and Restriction 36-5-701 – 36-5-714
Part 8 Child Support Enforcement Powers of Department 36-5-801 – 36-5-816
Part 9 Overdue Support 36-5-901 – 36-5-912
Part 10 Appeals 36-5-1001 – 36-5-1006
Part 11 Employment Records 36-5-1101 – 36-5-1108
Part 12 Assistance by Other States 36-5-1201
Part 13 Social Security Number Records 36-5-1301 – 36-5-1302
Part 20 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act—short Title 36-5-2001
Part 21 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — General Provisions 36-5-2101 – 36-5-2104
Part 22 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Jurisdiction 36-5-2201 – 36-5-2211
Part 23 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Civil Provisions of General Application 36-5-2301 – 36-5-2319
Part 24 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Establishment of Support Order or Determination of Parentage 36-5-2401 – 36-5-2402
Part 25 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Enforcement of Order Without Registration 36-5-2501 – 36-5-2507
Part 26 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Registration, Enforcement, and Modification of Support Order 36-5-2601 – 36-5-2616
Part 27 Support Proceeding Under Convention 36-5-2701 – 36-5-2713
Part 28 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Interstate Rendition 36-5-2801 – 36-5-2802
Part 29 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act — Miscellaneous Provisions 36-5-2901 – 36-5-2903
Part 30 Intercounty Enforcement and Modification 36-5-3001 – 36-5-3009
Part 31 Enforcement Without Transfer of Jurisdiction 36-5-3101 – 36-5-3111

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 5

  • Active and in good standing as reflected in the records of the secretary of state: means a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership that is in existence, registered or authorized to transact business in this state as reflected in the records of the secretary of state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
  • Activities under service agreements: means day-to-day cooperation and activities based upon interlocal service or operational agreements or contracts between or among governmental entities. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affected area: means any land or water surface area which is used to facilitate, or is physically altered by, coal surface mining and reclamation operations. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
  • 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.
  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Agency: means the Tennessee emergency management agency (TEMA). See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
  • 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

    • Aid: means the same as assistance, except that aid is provided in an occurrence during any period of time when a state of emergency has not been declared. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
    • Airport: means and includes any one (1) or more airports or heliports and related facilities of an airport authority or municipal airport, including, but not limited to, land and interests in land, facilities for storage of air and space craft, navigation and landing aids, taxiways, pads, aprons, control towers, passenger and cargo terminal buildings, hangars, administration and office buildings, garages, parking lots, and such other structures, facilities and improvements necessary or convenient to the development and maintenance of airports and heliports, and for the promotion and accommodation of air and space travel, commerce and navigation. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
    • Airport authority: means those airport authorities created pursuant to title 42, chapter 3 and those metropolitan airport authorities created pursuant to title 42, chapter 4. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
    • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • 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.
    • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
    • applicant: means a person applying for a permit. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
    • applicant: means a person applying for a permit. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
    • 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
    • Approximate original contour: means that surface configuration achieved by backfilling and grading of the mined area so that the reclaimed area, including any terracing or access roads, closely resembles the general surface configuration of the land prior to mining, and blends into and complements the drainage pattern of the surrounding terrain, with all highwalls and spoil piles eliminated. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
    • Area affected: means the area of land from which overburden is to be or has been removed and upon which a spoil bank is to be or has been deposited. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
    • Areas: include :

      • (i) Any adjacent land, the use of which is incidental to any of the activities described in subdivision (21)(A). See Tennessee Code 59-8-102

      • Arrears: means any child support or spousal support associated with a child support order owed under a court or administrative order that is delinquent pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
      • 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.
      • Assistance: means the provision of personnel, equipment, facilities, services, supplies, and other resources to assist in firefighting, law enforcement, the provision of public works services, the provision of emergency medical care, the provision of civil defense services, or any other emergency assistance one governmental entity is able to provide to another in response to a request for assistance in a municipal, county, state, or federal state of emergency. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
      • Association: means any corporation organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 59-13-103
      • 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
      • 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.
      • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency, created by title 4, chapter 31, or its successor. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
      • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency and instrumentality of the state, created by this chapter, or if such authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the authority shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Auxiliary intake: means any piping connection or other device whereby water may be secured from a source other than that normally used. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
      • 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.
      • Bench: means the ledge, shelf or terrace formed in the contour method of surface mining. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
      • 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
      • Board: means the Tennessee board of energy and natural resources, established by §. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
      • Board: means the Tennessee board of water quality, oil, and gas, established by §. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
      • Board: means the Tennessee board of water quality, oil, and gas [See the Compiler's Notes] as established pursuant to [former] §. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
      • Board: means the Tennessee board of water quality, oil and gas created by §. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
      • Board: means the Tennessee board of water quality, oil and gas. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
      • Bond: means any bond authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
      • Business: means every trade, occupation, and profession and any other activity, including the holding or ownership of property, entered into for profit. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
      • By-pass: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby the water may be diverted around any part or portion of a water purification plant. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
      • Certificate of limited partnership: means the certificate referred to in §. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
      • Child: means a person entitled to support from such person's parents by virtue of such person's minority or who is entitled to support as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-401
      • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
      • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
      • Clerk: means the clerk of the transferor or transferee court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
      • Clerk: means the clerk of the original or registering court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
      • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
      • Coal: means coal and all of its derivatives. See Tennessee Code 59-13-103
      • Coal surface mining and reclamation operations: means surface mining operations and all activities necessary and incidental to the reclamation of such operations. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
      • Coal surface mining operations: means :

        • (A) Activities conducted on the surface of lands in connection with a coal surface mine. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403

        • 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
        • Commerce: means trade, traffic, commerce, transportation, transmission, or communication among the several states or between a state and any other place outside it, or between points in the same state which directly or indirectly affect interstate commerce. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designees. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, the commissioner of environment and conservation's duly authorized representative, and in the event of absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of revenue, or the commissioner's authorized delegate. See Tennessee Code 60-3-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized agent. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
        • 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.
        • Compacts: means the emergency management compacts included in parts 4 and 7 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
        • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
        • Condensate: means liquid hydrocarbons that were in the gaseous phase in the reservoir in initial reservoir conditions. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
        • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued a limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
        • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued a limited partnership or a foreign limited partnership is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
        • Construction: means the building, reconstruction, creation, replacement, extension, repair, betterment, improvement, installation, alteration, equipping, extension, development, acquisition by gift, lease, purchase, or the exercise of the right of eminent domain, or any one (1) or more of the foregoing, including the acquisition of property and rights in property, real and personal. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
        • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of sewage treatment works, preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of sewage treatment works, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of sewage treatment works, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
        • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
        • Contribution: means any cash, property, services rendered or a promissory note or other binding obligation to contribute cash or property or to perform services, which a partner contributes to a limited partnership in his capacity as a partner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
        • Convention: means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
        • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
        • 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 , except as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
        • Court: means a juvenile, circuit, or chancery court or other court of this state with jurisdiction to enter support or custody orders. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
        • Court of record: means a court of equity jurisdiction in the county where the partnership maintains its registered office, or if it maintains no registered office in any county, then in a court of equity jurisdiction in Davidson County. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
        • Credentialing: means obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications of a health practitioner to provide treatment, care or services in or for a health facility. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
        • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
        • Cross connection: means any physical connection whereby a potable water supply system is connected with any other water supply system, whether public or private, either inside or outside of any building or buildings, in such manner that a flow of water into the potable water supply is possible, either through the manipulation of valves or because of ineffective check or back pressure valves. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
        • Decedent: A deceased person.
        • 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 human services. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
        • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or other designee. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
        • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
        • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or designee. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
        • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
        • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
        • Department: means the department of revenue. See Tennessee Code 60-3-102
        • Department: means the department of environment and conservation through its executive officer, the commissioner of environment and conservation, or the commissioner's legally designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
        • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
        • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
        • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
        • Devise: To gift property by will.
        • Director: means the director of the division of water pollution control. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
        • Director: means the director of the division of water pollution control in the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
        • Disaster: means any natural, technological, or civil emergency that causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to result in a declaration of a state emergency by a county, the governor, or the president of the United States. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
        • Disaster: means any natural, technological, or civil emergency that results in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property of sufficient severity and magnitude that there is a declaration, resulting from the emergency, of a disaster by the governor under state law or the president under federal law. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
        • Disaster relief organization: means an entity that provides emergency or disaster relief services that include health services provided by volunteer health practitioners and that:

          • (A) Is designated or recognized as a provider of those services pursuant to a disaster response and recovery plan adopted by an agency of the federal government, the department or TEMA. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802

          • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
          • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a partnership to a partner in the partner's capacity as a partner or to the partner's transferee. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
          • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
          • domestic: means a partnership that has filed an application for registration as a registered limited liability partnership under §. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
          • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
          • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse, or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
          • Eligible project: means a project for construction of sewage treatment works:

            • (A) For which approval is required under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201

            • Emergency: means an occurrence, or threat thereof, whether natural, technological, or manmade, in war or in peace, that results or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population, or substantial damage to or loss of property. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
            • Emergency: means an occurrence or threat of an occurrence, whether natural or man-made, that results in or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property and which results in a declaration of a state of emergency by a municipal mayor, a county mayor or executive, the governor, or the president. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
            • Emergency assistance: means assistance provided by a participating governmental entity to another under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
            • Emergency management: means the preparation for, the mitigation of, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
            • Employee: means an individual who is an employee within the meaning of Chapter 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
            • Employee: means paid, volunteer, and auxiliary personnel and emergency management workers of a governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
            • Employer: has the meaning given such term in § 3401(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
            • 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.
            • Entity: means a person other than an individual. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
            • Entity: includes a firm, business, for profit and not-for-profit corporation, profit and not-for-profit unincorporated association, partnership, and two (2) or more persons having a joint or common economic interest. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
            • Equipment: means fire engines, ladders, hooks, hoses and all other equipment necessary for the containing and extinguishing of fires. See Tennessee Code 4-31-503
            • 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
            • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
            • Event of withdrawal of a general partner: means an event that causes a person to cease to be a general partner as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
            • 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.
            • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
            • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
            • 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.
            • Federal pollution abatement assistance: means funds available to a municipality, either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government as grants for construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
            • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
            • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
            • Filing: means the initiation of judicial action by the completion of a motion or petition seeking to order the alteration of a legal status through the act of sending or bringing the motion or petition to the office of the clerk of the court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
            • Fill bench: means that portion of the bench which is formed by depositing overburden beyond the cut section. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
            • financial institution: means :
              • (1) A depository institution, as defined in Section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-814

              • financial institution: shall mean :
                • (1) A depository institution, as defined in Section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-910

                • 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.
                • For exploratory purposes: means drilling of mineral test holes for the specific purpose of exploring for mineral resources. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
                • 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
                • foreign: means a partnership that:

                  • (A) Is formed under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101

                  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and:

                    • (A) Which has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101

                    • Foreign limited liability limited partnership: means a foreign limited partnership whose general partners have limited liability for the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of the foreign partnership under a provision similar to §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                    • Foreign limited partnership: includes a partnership formed under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Tennessee and having as partners one (1) or more general partners and one (1) or more limited partners. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                    • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                    • Foreign tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity of a foreign country which is authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                    • 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
                    • Gas: means all natural gas and all other fluid hydrocarbons not defined as oil, including condensate because it originally was in a gaseous phase in the reservoir. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                    • General partner: means a person who has been admitted to a limited partnership as a general partner in accordance with the partnership agreement and is so named in the certificate of limited partnership or similar instrument under which the limited partnership is organized, if so required. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                    • General partner: means a person that:

                      • (A) Has become a general partner under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                      • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                      • Good standing with the department of revenue: means the secretary of state has received and verified through electronic confirmation or a certificate of tax clearance issued by the commissioner of revenue that a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited partnership is current on all fees, taxes, and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                      • Governmental entity: means any political subdivision of the state, including, but not limited to, any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, nonprofit volunteer fire department receiving public funds and recognized under title 68, chapter 102, part 3, rescue squad, human resource agency, public building authority, airport authority, and development district, or any instrumentality of government created by one (1) or more of these named governmental entities or the general assembly, or any entity otherwise recognized by state law as a local governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
                      • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
                      • 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.
                      • Health practitioner: means an individual licensed under any chapter of titles 62, 63 or 68, or their counterparts in another state, to provide health services. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                      • Health services: means :

                        • (A) The provision of treatment, care, advice or guidance, other services, or supplies related to the health or death of individuals or human populations, to the extent necessary to respond to an emergency, including:

                          • (i) The following, concerning the physical or mental condition or functional status of an individual or affecting the structure or function of the body:

                            • (a) Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, or palliative care. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802

                            • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
                            • Highwall: means a slope in excess of thirty-five degrees (35°) which is created by mining operations. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                            • 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
                            • Holder: includes the initial holder or purchaser (such as a loan originator), any subsequent holder (such as a successor-in-interest or subsequent purchaser of the security interest on the secondary market), any subsequent assignee, transferee or purchaser from a holder, guarantor of an obligation, surety or any other person who holds ownership who acts on behalf of or for the benefit of a holder. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                            • Home state: means the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing of a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six (6) months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived from birth with any of them. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • Host entity: means an entity operating in this state that uses volunteer health practitioners to respond to an emergency. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                            • Imminent danger to the health and safety of the public: means the existence of any condition or practice, or any violation of a permit or other requirement of this part in a surface coal mining and reclamation operation, which condition, practice, or violation could reasonably be expected to cause substantial physical harm to persons outside the permit area before the condition, practice, or violation could be abated. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                            • Imminent danger to the health and safety of the public: means the existence of any condition or practice, or any violation of a permit or any other requirement of this part, in a coal surface mining and reclamation operation which condition, practice, or violation could reasonably be expected to cause substantial physical harm to persons outside the permit area before such condition, practice or violation can be abated. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                            • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer or other debtor, as provided for in part 5 of this chapter, to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • 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
                            • Indicia of ownership: means evidence of a security interest, evidence of an interest in a security interest, or evidence of an interest in real or personal property securing a loan or other obligations, including any legal or equitable title to real or personal property acquired incident to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                            • 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.
                            • individual party: means a party to the support action who is a person, but does not include a governmental agency, or the contractor or agent of such governmental agency, that is enforcing an order of support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-101
                            • Initiating tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country from which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded or in which a petition or comparable pleading is filed for forwarding to another state or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                            • Inspector: means an employee of the petroleum tax division of the department who is designated as such. See Tennessee Code 60-3-102
                            • Interconnection: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby a potable water supply is connected directly with a sewer, drain, conduit or other device which does or may carry sewage or other liquid or waste which would be capable of imparting contamination to the potable water supply. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                            • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
                            • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
                            • Issuing county: means the county in which a court issues a support or custody order or that renders a judgment determining parentage or to which a support or custody order has been previously transferred. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                            • Issuing court: means the court that issues a support or custody order or renders a judgment determining parentage or to which a support or custody order has been previously transferred. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                            • Issuing court: means the court that entered the order sought to be enforced in the registering court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
                            • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
                            • 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.
                            • Jurisdiction of formation: means the jurisdiction whose laws govern the internal affairs of an entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                            • Labor organization: has the meaning given such term in § 2(5) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
                            • 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: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                            • 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
                            • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
                            • Legacy pension plan: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system that is established in title 8, chapters 34 - 37, excluding the Hybrid Retirement Plan for State Employees and Teachers, compiled in title 8, chapter 36, part 9. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                            • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                            • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document issued to an individual evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, to hunt or fish, or to operate any motor vehicle or other conveyance, but does not include a license to practice law unless the supreme court establishes guidelines pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                            • License: includes authorization under the laws of this state to an individual to provide health services based upon a national certification issued by a public or private entity. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                            • Licensee: means any individual holding a license, certification, registration, permit, approval, or other similar document evidencing admission to, or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, to hunt or fish, or to operate any motor vehicle or other conveyance, but "licensee" does not include an attorney only with respect to the attorney's license to practice law unless the supreme court establishes guidelines pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                            • Licensing authority: means the board, commission, or agency, including the department of safety, that has been established by statute or state regulation to oversee the issuance and regulation of any license. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                            • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                            • Limited partner: means a person who has been admitted to a limited partnership as a limited partner as provided in §§. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                            • Limited partner: means a person that:

                              • (A) Has become a limited partner under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                              • Liquidating trustee: means a person, other than a general partner, but including a limited partner, carrying out the winding up of a limited partnership. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                              • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                              • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • Loan agreement: means a contractual arrangement by and between an airport authority or a municipal airport and the authority and, in the discretion of the authority, the creating or participating municipality providing the guaranty, pursuant to and in accordance with this part. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
                              • Locality: means the county where all or the majority of a surface coal mining and reclamation operation is located. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                              • Magistrate: means a duly licensed attorney who has been actively engaged in the practice of law for a period of not less than two (2) years appointed by court authority to set and enforce child support, to review the administrative hearing decisions of the department of human services pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-401
                              • Member: means actual members of associations without capital stock, and holders of common stock in associations organized with capital stock. See Tennessee Code 59-13-103
                              • Mineral: means , in any county having a population of more than six hundred thousand (600,000), according to the 1970 federal census or any subsequent federal census, clay, stone, gravel, sand, phosphate rock, metallic ore and any other solid material or substance of commercial value found in natural deposits on or in the earth, but does not include limestone, coal, marble, chert or dimension stone. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                              • Mineral: means any substance with economic value whether organic or inorganic that can be extracted from the earth, but excluding oil and gas. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                              • Mineral test hole: means any hole in excess of one hundred feet (100?) drilled during the exploration for minerals but excludes auger drilling in surficial or otherwise unconsolidated material, drilling in conjunction with mining or quarrying operations, drill holes for the exploration of oil and/or gas, water, structural foundations, and seismic surveys. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                              • 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
                              • Municipal airport: means those county or municipal airports created pursuant to title 42, chapter 5. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
                              • Municipality: means any county, town or city, or special district empowered to provide municipal sewage collection and treatment services, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, in connection with an eligible project. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                              • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
                              • Nonrequesting party: means the party against whom a registered order is sought to be enforced. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
                              • Not in compliance with an order of support: means that the obligor is five hundred dollars ($500) or more in arrears and the arrears are ninety (90) days or more past due. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                              • Note: means any note authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                              • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                              • 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.
                              • Obligee: means any individual to whom a duty of support is owed or any state or political subdivision to whom such duty has been assigned or that is collecting support on behalf of an obligee. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                              • Obligee: means an individual or agency to whom a support obligation is owed by an obligor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
                              • Obligee: means :

                                • (A) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101

                                • Obligor: means any individual owing a duty of support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                                • Obligor: means an individual against whom a support order has been entered. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
                                • obligor: means a person whose petroleum underground storage tank or UST system is encumbered by a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                • Obligor: means an individual, or the estate of a decedent that:

                                  • (A) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101

                                  • Occurrence: means the imminent threat of an event or an actual event and its aftermath, whether natural or man-made, that could lead to substantial bodily injury or property damage and that could lead to the declaration of a state of emergency. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
                                  • Office: means the office of surface mining reclamation and enforcement, established by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                  • Oil: means crude petroleum that was originally in an oil phase in the reservoir. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                  • Oil or substance: means any oil or substance described in §§ 60-3-103 and 60-3-104. See Tennessee Code 60-3-102
                                  • Operation: means all of the premises, facilities, and equipment and the use thereof in the process of removing and exploring for minerals from a designated surface mine area. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                  • Operation: means the use, storage, filling or dispensing of petroleum contained in a petroleum underground storage tank or a UST system. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                  • Operator: means any person, partnership, or corporation engaged in surface coal mining who removes or intends to remove more than two hundred fifty (250) tons of coal from the earth by surface coal mining within twelve (12) consecutive months in any one (1) location. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                  • Operator: means any person, partnership or corporation engaged in surface mining who removes or intends to remove more than two hundred fifty (250) tons of any mineral from the earth by surface mining within twelve (12) successive calendar months. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                  • Operator: means any person, partnership or corporation engaged in mining coal from the earth who removes or intends to remove more than twenty-five (25) tons of coal from the earth by surface mining or who removes overburden for the purpose of removing coal within twelve (12) successive calendar months in any one (1) location. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                  • Operator: means any person who owns or is directly responsible for a business involved in some phase of the production, manufacture, refining or distribution of petroleum oil or natural gas. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                  • Operator: means the person, whether owner or not, supervising or responsible for drilling, operating, repairing, abandoning or plugging of mineral test holes subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                                  • Operator: means any person in control of, or having responsibility for, the daily operation of the petroleum underground storage tank. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
                                  • Order of support: means any judgment or order for the support of dependent children issued by any court of this state or another state, including an order in a final decree of divorce, or any order issued in accordance with an administrative procedure established by state law in this or another state that affords substantial due process and is subject to judicial review. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                                  • Outside this state: means a location in another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the country is a foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                  • Overburden: means all earth and other materials which are removed to gain access to the mineral in the process of surface mining. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                  • Owner: means the person who has the right to drill into and to produce from any pool, and to appropriate the production for such person or others. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                  • Owner: means the person who has or attains the right to drill, convert or operate any mineral test hole subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                                  • Participating governmental entity: means any governmental entity in the state that requests or responds to a request for aid or assistance under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
                                  • Partner: means a limited or general partner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                                  • Partner: means a limited partner or general partner. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                  • 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.
                                  • Partnership: means an association of two (2) or more persons to carry on as co-owners of a business or other undertaking for profit formed under §. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                  • Partnership agreement: means the agreement, whether written, oral, or implied, among the partners concerning the partnership, including amendments to the partnership agreement. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                  • Partnership agreement: means any agreement, written or oral, of the partners as to the affairs of a limited partnership and the conduct of its business. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                                  • Partnership at will: means a partnership in which the partners have not agreed to remain partners until the expiration of a definite term or the completion of a particular undertaking. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                  • Partnership interest: means a partner's share of the profits and losses of a limited partnership and the right to receive distributions of partnership assets. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                                  • Permit: means a permit to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations issued by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                  • Permit: means a permit to conduct coal surface mining and reclamation operations issued by the commissioner pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                  • Permit area: means the area of land indicated on the approved map submitted by the permit applicant with the applicant's application, which area of land is covered by the operator's bond as required by this part. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                  • Permit area: means the area of land indicated on the approved map submitted by the operator with the operator's application, which area of land shall be covered by the operator's bond as required by this part and shall be readily identifiable by appropriate markers on the site. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                  • Permittee: means a person holding a permit. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                  • Permittee: means a person holding a permit. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                                  • Person: includes a natural person or entity organized under the laws of this state or any other state or territory of the United States or the federal government, as the case may be, and includes both the singular and plural. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
                                  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation or any other association of individuals. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                  • Person: means an individual, partnership, association, society, governmental agency or entity, joint stock company, firm, company, corporation, or other business organization. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                  • Person: means any natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary or representative of any kind. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                  • Person: means any individual, corporation, company, association, joint venture, partnership, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, personal representative or private organization of any kind. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                                  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, estate, trust, partnership (whether general or limited), association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, custodian, nominee or any other individual or entity in its own or any representative capacity, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, and association. See Tennessee Code 59-13-103
                                  • Person: means a natural person, a foreign or domestic partnership (whether general or limited), trust, estate, association, corporation, custodian, nominee or any other individual or entity in its own or any representative capacity. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association and any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common-law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government, or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • 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
                                  • Petitioner: means a person or governmental entity seeking to be awarded or to enforce support for a child, or seeking to modify a previous child support order. See Tennessee Code 36-5-401
                                  • Petroleum: means crude oil or any fraction of crude oil which is a liquid at standard temperature and pressure (sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60° F) and fourteen and seven tenths pounds per square inch (14. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                  • Petroleum site: means any site or area where a petroleum underground storage tank is located. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                  • Petroleum underground storage tank: means any one (1) or combination of tanks (including the underground lines connected thereto) which are used or have been used to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances, and the volume of which (including the volume of the underground pipes connected thereto) is ten percent (10%) or more beneath the surface of the ground. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                  • Petroleum underground storage tank fund: means the fund established by this chapter to provide for the cleanup of releases from petroleum underground storage tanks and assist with the financial responsibilities of owners/operators of petroleum underground storage tanks. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                                  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
                                  • 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.
                                  • Political subdivision: means any municipality or county, including any county having metropolitan form of government, created pursuant to law. See Tennessee Code 58-2-101
                                  • Pollution: means such alteration of the physical, chemical, biological, bacteriological, or radiological properties of the waters, soils, animal, fish and aquatic life or surface property of this state as will:

                                    • (A) Result or will likely result in harm, potential harm, or detriment to the public health, safety, or welfare. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503

                                    • Pool: means an underground reservoir containing a common accumulation of crude petroleum oil or natural gas or both. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                    • Potable water supply: means any public or other water supply, the quality of which is approved by the department for human consumption. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                    • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
                                    • 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.
                                    • Primarily to protect a security interest: means that the holder's indicia of ownership are held primarily for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation, but does not include indicia of ownership held primarily for investment purposes, nor ownership indicia held primarily for purposes other than as a protection of a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                    • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership, whether or not the office is located in this state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Privileging: means the authorizing by an appropriate authority, such as a governing body, of a health practitioner to provide specific treatment, care, or services at a health facility subject to limits based on factors that include license, education, training, experience, competence, health status, and specialized skill. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                                    • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                    • Probate: Proving a will
                                    • Project: means any one (1) or any combination of the following: safety improvements for airports. See Tennessee Code 4-31-603
                                    • Property: means all property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                    • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, or tangible or intangible, or any right or interest in such property. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                                    • Provisions of this part: means the rules, regulations and orders issued by the commissioner pursuant to this part as well as the words of the sections themselves. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                    • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
                                    • Public sewerage system: means the conduits, sewers, and all devices and appurtenances by means of which sewage is collected, pumped, treated or disposed of finally. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                    • Public water supply: means any waterworks system as defined in subdivision (12), whether privately or publicly owned, where water is furnished to any community, collection or number of individuals for a fee or charge or any other waterworks system which, on account of the people who are or may be affected by the quality of the water, is classified as a public water supply by the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                    • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                                    • 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
                                    • Reclamation: means the process of backfilling, grading and shaping of the disturbed land in the affected area, constructing water control facilities, the taking of measures to control current or future air, water or soil pollution, and the planting of vegetation, and other measures. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                    • Reclamation plan: means a plan submitted by an applicant for a permit under §. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                    • Reclamation plan: means a plan submitted by an applicant for a permit under this part which sets forth a plan for reclamation of the proposed coal surface mining operations pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                    • 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
                                    • Record: when used as a noun, means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                    • 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
                                    • Register: means to file in a tribunal of this state a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or a foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                    • Registered agent: means an agent of a limited partnership or foreign limited partnership who is authorized to receive service of any process or notice required or permitted by law to be served on the partnership. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Registered foreign limited partnership: means a foreign limited partnership that is registered to do business in this state pursuant to a statement of registration filed by the secretary of state. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Registering court: means the court in which a support order is registered for enforcement only. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
                                    • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                    • Release: means any spilling, overfilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching or disposing of a petroleum substance from a petroleum underground storage tank or its associated piping into groundwater, surface water, or subsurface soils. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                    • 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.
                                    • repayable grants: means the loan or loans of state funds to a municipality to be repaid by the municipality excluding any federal pollution abatement assistance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                    • 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
                                    • Request: means a statement of a requesting party seeking transfer of a custody or child support case to the court of another county. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                                    • Requesting party: means custodial parent, noncustodial parent or, in Title IV-D child support cases, the department or its contractor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                                    • Requesting party: means a governmental entity that requests aid or assistance from another governmental entity under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
                                    • Required information: means the information that a limited partnership is required to maintain under §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • 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.
                                    • Respondent: means a person from whom child support is sought or a person in opposition to modification of a prior order. See Tennessee Code 36-5-401
                                    • Responding party: means a governmental entity that has received and responded to a request to provide mutual aid or assistance to another governmental entity under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 58-8-102
                                    • Responding state: means a state in which a petition or comparable pleading for support or to determine parentage of a child is filed or to which a petition or comparable pleading is forwarded for filing from another state or a foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                    • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                    • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                                    • Restricted license: means a license that allows a person to operate a motor vehicle for the limited purposes of going to and from and working at the person's regular place of employment and going to and from the person's school and does not include a commercial driver license of any kind. See Tennessee Code 36-5-701
                                    • right of contribution: means property or a benefit described in §. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                    • Right of offset: Banks' legal right to seize funds that a guarantor or debtor may have on deposit to cover a loan in default. It is also known as the right of set-off. Source: OCC
                                    • 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
                                    • 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
                                    • Scope of practice: means the extent of the authorization to provide health services granted to a health practitioner by a license issued to the practitioner in the state in which the principal part of the practitioner's services are rendered, including any conditions imposed by the licensing authority. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                                    • Secretary: means the secretary of the interior. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                    • Secretary: means the secretary of the interior. See Tennessee Code 59-8-403
                                    • Secretary of state: means the secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                    • Security interest: includes , but is not limited to, mortgages, deeds of trust, liens and title pursuant to lease financing transaction. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                    • 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
                                    • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Sewage: means all water-carried human and household wastes from residences, buildings, institutions or industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface, or storm water as may be present. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                    • Sewage treatment works: means any facility for the purpose of treating, neutralizing or stabilizing municipal sewage, including treatment or disposal plants, the necessary intercepting, outfall and outlet sewers, pumping stations integral to such plants or sewers, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                    • Shaping: means grading, backfilling and other earth moving required by this part to be done by the operator in connection with the reclamation of the area affected. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                    • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

                                      • (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                                      • 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
                                      • Spoil bank: means the overburden as it is piled or deposited in the process of surface mining. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                      • Spousal support: as used in this part , means a legally enforceable obligation assessed against an individual for the support of a spouse or former spouse who is living with a child or children for whom the individual also owes support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1002
                                      • Spousal support order: means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                      • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                      • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                      • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101
                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                      • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession under the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                      • 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 9-4-1101
                                      • State loan programs: means the activities and policies undertaken by the state pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 2 to provide assistance to local government units by making grants that are required to be repaid for the construction of sewage treatment works, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 5, to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of waterworks, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of energy recovery facilities or solid waste resource recovery facilities, or both, or pursuant to part 4 of this chapter to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of capital projects. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                      • State-shared taxes: means taxes imposed and collected by the state pursuant to law and allocated by law to local government units, whether allocated for a particular purpose or for the general use of such local government units. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                      • Statement: means a statement of partnership authority under §. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                      • Stream: means any waterway that normally exhibits water flow at least six (6) consecutive months per year. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                      • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                      • Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                      • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                      • Supervisor: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 60-1-101
                                      • Supervisor: means the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 60-1-503
                                      • Support enforcement agency: means a public official, governmental entity, or private agency authorized to:

                                        • (A) Seek enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101

                                        • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision, or directive, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, which provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support, or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                        • Surface coal mining and reclamation operations: means surface coal mining operations and all activities necessary and incidental to the reclamation of surface coal mining operations occurring on and after the effective date of this part [see the Compiler's Notes]. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                        • Surface coal mining operations: means :

                                          • (A)

                                            • (i)

                                              • (a) Activities conducted on the surface of lands in connection with a surface coal mine. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102

                                              • Surface mining: means all or any part of the process followed in the production of minerals from a natural mineral deposit by the open pit or open cut method, auger method, highwall mining method which requires a new cut or removal of overburden, or any other mining process in which the strata or overburden is removed or displaced in order to recover the mineral. See Tennessee Code 59-8-202
                                              • Tank: means a stationary device, designed to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances which is constructed primarily of non-earthen materials (e. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                              • Tax clearance for termination or withdrawal: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that a limited liability partnership or a foreign limited liability partnership has filed all applicable reports, including, but not limited to, a final report, and has paid all fees, penalties and taxes as required by the revenue laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                              • Tax clearance for termination or withdrawal: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that a limited partnership or a foreign limited partnership has filed all applicable reports, including, but not limited to, a final report, and has paid all fees, penalties and taxes as required by the revenue laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
                                              • TEMA: means the Tennessee emergency management agency. See Tennessee Code 58-2-802
                                              • 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.
                                              • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
                                              • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                              • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                              • Title IV-D agency: means the agency designated pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act (42 U. See Tennessee Code 36-5-1101
                                              • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
                                              • Transfer: means the process by which the transferor court, upon request, moves the case to a court where the child resides thereby conferring jurisdiction on the transferee court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                                              • Transfer: means an assignment, conveyance, lease, mortgage, deed, and encumbrance. See Tennessee Code 61-1-101
                                              • Transfer: includes :

                                                • (A) An assignment. See Tennessee Code 61-3-101

                                                • Transferee court: means the court that assumes jurisdiction upon a transfer of a case. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                                                • Transferor court: means the court from which a case is transferred to another court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
                                                • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                                • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
                                                • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                                • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                                • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
                                                • Unwarranted failure to comply: means the failure of a person, operator, or permittee to prevent the occurrence of any violation of a permit or any requirement of this part due to indifference, lack of diligence, or lack of reasonable care, or the failure to abate any violation of a permit or this part due to indifference, lack of diligence, or lack of reasonable care. See Tennessee Code 59-8-102
                                                • User: means the owner, tenant or occupant of any lot or parcel of land connected to a sanitary sewer, or for which a sanitary sewer line is available if a municipality levies a sewer charge on the basis of such availability. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                                • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
                                                • UST system: means an underground storage tank, connected underground piping, underground ancillary equipment and containment system, if any. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                • Waterworks system: means the source of supply and all structures and appurtenances used for the collection, treatment, storage and distribution of water delivered to the consumers. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                                                • 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