§ 40-18-101 Designation of State’s Day
§ 40-18-102 Rules of Practice
§ 40-18-104 Drawing of Jurors’ Names
§ 40-18-105 Challenge of Juror Acting as Bail
§ 40-18-106 Jurors Sworn Together
§ 40-18-107 Boarding Jurors
§ 40-18-108 Discharge of Jury
§ 40-18-109 Retrial After Discharge of Jury
§ 40-18-110 Charge as to Lesser Included Offenses — Written Request
§ 40-18-111 General Verdict of Guilty
§ 40-18-112 Uncertainty as to Intent or Means of Offense
§ 40-18-113 Multiple Defendants
§ 40-18-114 Assessment of Fine by Jury
§ 40-18-115 Women Jurors in Felony Cases
§ 40-18-116 Sequestration of Jurors
§ 40-18-117 Instructions Concerning Insanity
§ 40-18-118 Peremptory Challenges
§ 40-18-119 Presumption That Original Trial Judge Has Served as Thirteenth Juror and Approved Unanimous Verdict

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 40 > Chapter 18 - Trial and Verdict

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • 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
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 11-24-201
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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
  • Municipality: means any city, town, metropolitan government, or other political subdivision, including counties, of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 11-24-201
  • 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.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Private property: means real property, or improvements to real property, not owned by the federal government or a state agency. See Tennessee Code 12-1-202
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • taking: means the taking of private property by government action such that compensation to the owner of that property is required by either:

    1. The fifth or fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. See Tennessee Code 12-1-202
    2. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
    3. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    4. Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
    5. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
    6. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    7. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105