§ 39-16-701 Definitions for perjury offenses
§ 39-16-702 Perjury. [Effective until January 1, 2020. See the version effective on January 1, 2020.]
§ 39-16-702 v2 Perjury
§ 39-16-703 Aggravated perjury
§ 39-16-704 Retraction
§ 39-16-705 Subornation of perjury
§ 39-16-706 Irregularity in oath
§ 39-16-707 Inconsistent statements

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 39 > Chapter 16 > Part 7

  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means :

    • (A) A person who directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote, twenty percent (20%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of the debtor, other than a person who holds the securities:

      • (i) As a fiduciary or agent without sole discretionary power to vote the securities. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302

      • 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

        • 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.
        • Asset: means property of a debtor, but the term does not include:

          • (A) Property to the extent it is encumbered by a valid lien. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302

          • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
          • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Claim: means a right to payment, whether or not the right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
          • 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
          • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
          • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
          • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
          • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
          • Creditor: means a person who has a claim. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
          • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
          • Debt: means liability on a claim. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
          • Debtor: means a person who is liable on a claim. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
          • 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.
          • 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
          • Devise: To gift property by will.
          • 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
          • 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.
          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
          • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
          • 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: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
          • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
          • 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.
          • Handgun: means any firearm with a barrel length of less than twelve inches (12") that is designed, made or adapted to be fired with one (1) hand. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
          • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
          • Insider: includes :

            • (A) If the debtor is an individual:

              • (i) A relative of the debtor or of a general partner of the debtor. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302

              • 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
              • 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.
              • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • 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
              • Lien: means a charge against or an interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation, and includes a security interest created by agreement, a judicial lien obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings, a common-law lien, or a statutory lien. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
              • Material: means the statement, irrespective of its admissibility under the rules of evidence, could have affected the course or outcome of the official proceeding. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
              • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
              • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
              • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Oath: means a solemn and formal undertaking to tell the truth and includes an equivalent affirmation permitted by law as a substitute for an oath administered by a person authorized by law to take statements under oath. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
              • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
              • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, judicial, or legislative proceeding that is conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath in that proceeding. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
              • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
              • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
              • 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
              • 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
              • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
              • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
              • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
              • Public servant: means :

                • (A) Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision of the state or of any governmental instrumentality within the state including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Relative: means an individual related by consanguinity within the third degree as determined by the common law, a spouse, or an individual related to a spouse within the third degree as so determined, and includes an individual in an adoptive relationship within the third degree. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
                • 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.
                • 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
                • 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.
                • 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
                • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Statement: means any representation of fact. See Tennessee Code 39-16-701
                • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
                • 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
                • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                • Transfer: means every mode, direct or indirect, absolute or conditional, voluntary or involuntary, of disposing of or parting with an asset or an interest in an asset, and includes payment of money, release, lease, and creation of a lien or other encumbrance. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
                • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
                • 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
                • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Valid lien: means a lien that is effective against the holder of a judicial lien subsequently obtained by legal or equitable process or proceedings. See Tennessee Code 66-3-302
                • 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