§ 40-27-101 Power of governor
§ 40-27-102 Conditions and restrictions — Warrants
§ 40-27-103 Return of governor’s warrant
§ 40-27-104 Remission of imprisonment
§ 40-27-105 Commutation of death penalty on application for pardon
§ 40-27-106 Commutation on certificate of supreme court
§ 40-27-107 Record of reasons for clemency
§ 40-27-108 Restoration of citizenship on pardon of manslaughter
§ 40-27-109 Exoneration
§ 40-27-110 Victims of Crime Executive Clemency Notification Act

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 40 > Chapter 27 - Executive Clemency

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 11-11-103
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 11-11-103
  • 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.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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
  • 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
  • System: means the "Tennessee trails system" as established in this chapter and including all trails and trail segments, together with their rights-of-way, whether initially designated or later added by any of the procedures described in the chapter. See Tennessee Code 11-11-103
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105