Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 13
- Act of terrorism: means an act or acts constituting a violation of this part, any other offense under the laws of Tennessee, or an act or acts constituting an offense in any other jurisdiction within or outside the territorial boundaries of the United States that contains all of the elements constituting a violation of this part or is otherwise an offense under the laws of such jurisdiction, that is intended, directly or indirectly, to:
(A) Intimidate or coerce a civilian population. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
- Advertisement: means a notice or an announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event, or publicizing a job vacancy. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Agribusiness: means a business dealing with agricultural products or engaged in providing products or services to farmers. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- 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
- Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
- Antique firearm: means :
(A) Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before the year 1898. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- 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
- Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
- Authority: means a regional megasite authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
- Authority: means a regional transportation authority created pursuant to this part or reconstituted pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Authority: means the Cumberland regional business and agribusiness marketing authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- authorized: means six (6) months after granting of the construction permit by the federal communications commission to the second entity or when the second entity begins offering service in the same cellular geographical area, whichever should first occur. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Blackmail: means threatening to expose or reveal the identity of another or any material, document, secret or other information that might subject a person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, loss of employment, social status or economic harm. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Board: means the board of directors of an authority. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Board: means the board of directors of the Cumberland regional business and agribusiness marketing authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- Board: means the sex offender treatment board created in §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
- Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Bonds: means bonds or interim certificates issued pending preparation or delivery of definitive bonds of a local government issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- broadband services: means any service that consists of or includes a high-speed access capability to transmit at a rate that is not less than two hundred kilobits per second (200 Kbps), either in the upstream or downstream direction and either:
(A) Is used to provide access to the Internet. See Tennessee Code 65-5-202
- Business: means any start-up or existing business. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- Caller identification service: means telephone service which notifies telephone subscribers of the telephone number of incoming telephone calls. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
- Center: means the regional food distribution center established by the authority. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- Chemical warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, the following agents, or any analog of these agents, intended for use in war or other attack to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants:
(A) Nerve agents, including, but not limited to:
(i) Ethyl NN- dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate (Tabun, or GA). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
- Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
- Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:
(A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Coercion: means :
(A) Causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to any person, physically restraining or confining any person or threatening to physically restrain or confine any person. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Commercial sex act: means :
(A) Any sexually explicit conduct for which anything of value is directly or indirectly given, promised to or received by any person, which conduct is induced or obtained by coercion or deception or which conduct is induced or obtained from a person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
- Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- Competing telecommunications service provider: means any individual or entity that offers or provides any two-way communications service, telephone service, telegraph service, paging service, or communications service similar to such services and is certificated as a provider of such services after June 6, 1995, unless otherwise exempted from this definition by state or federal law. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Contested case: means all proceedings before the commission in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of specific parties are determined after a hearing before the commission. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
- cooperative: shall mean only those nonprofit cooperative entities organized under or otherwise subject to the Rural Electric and Community Services Cooperative Act, compiled in chapter 25, part 2 of this title, or the Telephone Cooperative Act, compiled in chapter 29 of this title. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- County executive: means and includes "county mayor" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Creating municipality: means any metropolitan form of government, city, town or county that creates an authority pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Deadly weapon: means :
(A) A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Deception: means :
(A) Creating or confirming another person's impression of an existing fact or past event that is false and that the accused knows or believes to be false. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
- Defendant: means a person accused of an offense under this title and includes any person who aids or abets the commission of such offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Designated entity: means any entity designated by the United States department of state as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with § 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
- Devise: To gift property by will.
- Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- Effective consent: means assent in fact, whether express or apparent, including assent by one legally authorized to act for another. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
- Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor or other chief executive officer of any creating municipality. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- existing customer: includes a residential subscriber with whom the person or entity making a telephone solicitation has had a prior relationship within the prior twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- facsimile: means :
(A) Every process in which electronic signals are transmitted by telephone lines for conversion into written text or other graphic images. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- Financial harm: includes extortion as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Forced labor or services: means labor or services that are performed or provided by another person and are obtained or maintained through the defendant's:
(A) Causing or threatening to cause serious harm to any person. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- 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
- Fraud: means as used in normal parlance and includes, but is not limited to, deceit, trickery, misrepresentation and subterfuge, and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Governing body: means the legislative body of a county or the legislative body of an incorporated municipality. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
- Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating municipality. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Governing body: means the legislative body of any local government of this state or any other authority charged with the governing of the affairs of any local government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
- Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- 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.
- Human trafficking offense: means the commission of any act that constitutes the criminal offense of:
- Image: means any capturing of sound waves, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, or other electromagnetic waves, odor, or other conditions existing on or about real property in this state or an individual located on that property. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
- Incumbent local exchange telephone company: means a public utility offering and providing basic local exchange telephone service as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Infrastructure: means the basic network of public utilities and access facilities that support and promote land development. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- 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
- Interexchange carriers: means companies, other than incumbent local exchange telephone companies, owning facilities in the state which consist of network elements and switches, or other communication transmission equipment used to carry voice, data, image, and video traffic across the local access and transport area (LATA) boundaries within Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Involuntary servitude: means the condition of a person who is compelled by force, coercion or imprisonment and against the person's will to labor for another, whether paid or not. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Jail: includes workhouse and "workhouse" includes jail, whenever the context so requires or will permit. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
- Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Labor: means work of economic or financial value. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Law: means any act or statute, general, special or local, of this state, including, but not limited to, any local government charter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:
(A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- 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
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Local exchange company: includes telecommunications service providers as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- Local exchange company: includes telecommunications service providers as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- Local government: means any county, municipality or metropolitan government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Local government instrumentality: means any authority created by law on behalf of a county, metropolitan government, municipality or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Megasite: means a site certified as being suitable and available for development for significant economic and industrial investment as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
- Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or town or cities or towns. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Metropolitan planning organization: means the federally designated regional transportation planning agency established for urbanized areas of at least fifty thousand (50,000) people to develop a long-range regional transportation plan and short-range transportation improvement program. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Minor: means an individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- Municipality: means any incorporated city or any incorporated town of this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Notes: means notes or interim certificates issued pending preparation or delivery of definitive notes of a local government issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Obligations: means bonds, notes and any other evidence of indebtedness lawfully issued or assumed by a local government. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Obtain: means , in relation to labor or services, to secure performance of labor or services. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
- Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Parent: means a company owning more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting shares, or otherwise a controlling interest, of another company. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- 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.
- Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
- Period: as used in this part and parts 5-8 of this chapter, includes in each instance any number of portions of time not exceeding in the aggregate the length of time included in such period. See Tennessee Code 9-21-405
- Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Person: means a natural person, individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, incorporated or unincorporated association and any other legal or commercial entity however organized and wherever located that telemarkets to citizens located within the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- Person: means a natural person, individual, partnership, trust, estate, incorporated or unincorporated association, any corporation, parent, subsidiary or affiliate thereof, or any other legal or commercial entity however organized and wherever located. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
- 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.
- Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in, any land and building, including an office building, any facility or other improvement on the land and all real and personal properties located either on a megasite or off a megasite deemed necessary in connection with the megasite, whether or not now in existence, that are suitable for any industrial or commercial enterprises or any combination of the land, buildings, facilities, improvements or real or personal properties located at the megasite. See Tennessee Code 64-6-102
- Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Public agency: means the regional council, any political subdivision of this state, any agency of the state government or of the United States and any political subdivision of another state. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
- Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
- 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 place: means a place to which the public or a group of persons has access and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, places of business, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Public utility: includes a wind energy facility, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Public works project: includes any one (1) or any combination of the following: abattoirs, acquisitions of land for the purpose of providing or preserving open land, airports, alleys, ambulances, auditoriums, bridges, city and town halls, local government stables or garages, community houses, corrective, detention and penal facilities, including, but not limited to, jails, workhouses and reformatories, courthouses, culverts, curbs, dispensaries, drainage systems, including storm water sewers and drains, electric plants and systems, expositions, facilities for the handicapped, including physically and mentally handicapped, facilities for the indigent, fairgrounds and fairground facilities, fire department equipment and buildings, fire alarm systems, flood control, garbage collection and disposal systems, gas and natural gas systems and storage facilities, heat plants and systems, harbor and riverfront improvements, health centers and clinics, including medical and mental health centers and clinics, highways, major roads, highway and street equipment, hospitals, hotels and supporting or incidental facilities built by local governments which are built adjacent to and as a supporting facility of civic or convention centers located in municipalities which have created a central business improvement district under the Central Business Improvement District Act of 1971, compiled in title 7, chapter 84, improvements made pursuant to a plan of improvement for a central business improvement district created pursuant to the Central Business Improvement District Act of 1971, law enforcement and emergency services equipment, levees, libraries, markets, memorials, museums, nursing homes, parks, parking facilities, parkways, playgrounds, plazas, port facilities, docks and dock facilities, including any terminal storage and transportation facilities incident thereto, public art, public buildings, preserves, railroads, including the extension of railroads, and railway beltlines and switches, reclamation of land, recreation centers and facilities, reservoirs, rights-of-way, river and navigation improvements, roads, sanitariums, schools, transportation equipment for schools, sewers, sewage and waste water systems, including, but not limited to, collection, drainage, treatment and disposal systems, ship canals, sidewalks, stadiums, streets, swimming pools, thermal transfer generating plants and/or distribution systems, tunnels, viaducts, voting machines, water treatment distribution and storage systems, wharves and zoos. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- 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
- Reckless: means that a person acts recklessly with respect to circumstances surrounding the conduct or the result of the conduct when the person is aware of, but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Region: means the area consisting of the counties of Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott and any other county in the eastern grand division that becomes a member of the authority in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 64-10-202
- Regional council: means the greater Nashville regional council created by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
- Regional impact project: means :
(A) Any commercial, residential, industrial, recreational or public facility building or development, the construction or expansion of which is proposed to be located in more than one (1) local government jurisdiction and/or where the construction or expansion of the building or development is expected by the local government or by the regional council to have infrastructure impacts upon two (2) or more government jurisdictions. See Tennessee Code 64-7-102
- Residential subscriber: means a person who has subscribed to residential telephone service from a local exchange company or the other persons living, residing or visiting with such person. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
- Revenues: means all fees, rents, tolls, rates, rentals, interest earnings, or other charges received or receivable by the local government from any public works project or enterprise then existing or thereafter to be constructed, including any revenues derived or to be derived by a local government from a lease, agreement or contract with any other local government, local government instrumentality, the state, or a state or federal agency for the use of or in connection with a public works project or enterprise, or all other charges to be levied and collected in connection with and all other income and receipts of whatever kind or character derived by the local government from the operation of any public works project or enterprise or arising from any public works project or enterprise. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- 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
- Rule: means every regulation, or statement of policy, or interpretation of general application and future effect, including the amendment or repeal thereof, adopted by the commission, whether with or without a prior hearing, to implement or make specific the laws enforced or administered by it, or to govern its organization or procedures, but does not include regulations concerning only the internal management of the commission which do not directly affect the rights or procedures available to the public. See Tennessee Code 65-2-101
- Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:
(A) A substantial risk of death. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
- Services: means an ongoing relationship between a person and the defendant in which the person performs activities under the supervision of or for the defendant. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- 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.
- Sex offender: means any person who is convicted in this state, on or after January 1, 1996, of any sex offense, or if such person has been convicted in another state of an offense that would constitute a sex offense in this state, and who is subject to parole or probation supervision by the department of correction pursuant to an interstate compact. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
- Sex offense: means any felony or misdemeanor offense described as follows:
(A) The commission of any act that, on or after January 1, 1996, constitutes the criminal offense of:
- Sexually explicit conduct: means actual or simulated:
(A) Sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex. See Tennessee Code 39-13-301
- State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Subscription: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- Subsidiary: means a corporation with more than fifty percent (50%) of its outstanding voting shares being owned by its parent or the parent's other subsidiaries. See Tennessee Code 65-4-501
- Telecommunications service provider: means any incumbent local exchange telephone company or certificated individual or entity, or individual or entity operating pursuant to the approval by the former public service commission of a franchise within §. See Tennessee Code 65-4-101
- Telephone solicitation: means any voice communication over a telephone originating from Tennessee or elsewhere that:
(i) Promotes or encourages, directly or indirectly, the purchase of, rental of, or investment in property, goods, or services. See Tennessee Code 65-4-401
- TOD: means , without limitation, land use development centrally located around a transit station, sometimes part of the station or where the station is a prominent feature of the development, that has a mixture of land uses in close proximity to one another, including office, residential, retail, public and civic uses, occurring at a relatively high density. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- 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.
- Trafficked person: means a victim of a human trafficking offense. See Tennessee Code 39-13-314
- Training: means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
- Transit adjacent development: means development near or next to a transit station that promotes or takes advantage of transit ridership but is not designed specifically around a transit station. See Tennessee Code 64-8-202
- Treatment: means therapy and supervision of any sex offender that conforms to the standards created by the board pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
- Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
- Unmanned aircraft: means an airborne device that is operated without an individual in or on the device. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
- Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
- Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
- Weapon of mass destruction: includes chemical warfare agents, biological or biologic warfare agents, weaponized agents, weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents, nuclear agents, radiological agents, or the intentional release of industrial agents as a weapon. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
- Weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, weaponized pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, yeasts, fungi, or genetically engineered pathogens, toxins, vectors, and endogenous biological regulators (EBRs). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803