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  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member, together with any amount transferred to the account of the member established pursuant to chapters 34-37 of this title from the respective account of the member under one (1) or more of the superseded systems, with interest thereon, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • advertising: means every kind of conveying to the public notice of sale or notice of intention to conduct a sale, whether by word of mouth, newspaper advertising, magazine advertisement, handbill, written notice, printed notice, printed display, billboard display, poster, radio announcement, and, any and all means including oral, written or printed. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
  • 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.
  • Agent: means any person authorized by the commissioner of revenue to purchase and affix stamps on packages of cigarettes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member during the five (5) consecutive years of the member's creditable service affording the highest such average, or during all of the years in the member's creditable service if less than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Beneficiary: means any person, persons or institution receiving a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided in chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Boat dock: means a man-made structure that protrudes into a body of water for the purpose of mooring a boat or for other water-related recreation, including boat liveries, and that is connected to an electrical power source in any manner. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
  • Boat dock or marina operator: means any person, whether owner or not, supervising or responsible for operating, maintaining, or repairing a boat dock or marina that is subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Cigarette: means any roll for smoking, whether made wholly or in part of tobacco or any other substance, regardless of size or shape, and whether or not the tobacco or substance is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • City: means any city or territory to be incorporated that may adopt chapters 30-36 of this title. See Tennessee Code 6-30-102
  • 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 any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner or such official designated by the city ordinance, to be appointed by the municipality. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • County judge: means any person who is, or when such office existed was, a judge of a general sessions court, trial justice court, county chair, county judge, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court, and whose compensation for such judicial service is paid wholly by a county of the state, or any person who is a county attorney who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state, or any county manager or county administrator who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • County official: means a county clerk, a clerk of a circuit court, a criminal court, or a probate court, a clerk and master of a chancery court, a clerk of a general sessions court where such general sessions court has an independent clerk who serves such court only, a register of deeds, a county trustee, a sheriff, a county road superintendent elected by a county legislative body, by a county road commission or commissioners, or by popular vote, and an assessor of property, any county commissioner elected by popular vote, serving in a county having a county commission form of government. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service, as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Display fireworks: means those fireworks designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation and that are classified as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Distributor: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to any other person engaged in the business of reselling fireworks either as a retailer, wholesaler, or seasonal retailer, or any person who receives, brings or imports any fireworks of any kind, in any manner into this state, except to a holder of a Tennessee manufacturer's, distributor's, or wholesaler's permit. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Economic damages: means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: objectively verifiable pecuniary damages arising from medical expenses and medical care, rehabilitation services, mental health treatment, custodial care, loss of earnings and earning capacity, loss of income, burial costs, loss of use of property, repair or replacement of property, obtaining substitute domestic services, loss of employment, loss of business or employment opportunities, and other objectively verifiable monetary losses. See Tennessee Code 29-39-101
  • Employer: means :

    • (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

    • 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
    • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
    • Event: means any function or gathering at which there will be a fireworks display, a pyrotechnic display, a flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
    • 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.
    • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Fees and other expenses: means those reasonable attorney's fees and expert witness fees as determined by the court plus reasonable expenses and court costs, but does not include any portion of an attorney's fees or salary paid by a unit of local, state, or federal government for the attorney's services in the case. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • fire department: means a department of a municipality, county, or political subdivision, or an organization, agency, or entity that offers its services, for or without pay, for the purpose of suppressing fires, performing rescue services, or for other emergency response purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-302
    • Fire marshal: means the state fire marshal. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
    • Firefighter: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the fire department of such political subdivision, and is trained in firefighting and actively engaged in such work or subject to call for such services, providing such person's primary livelihood is derived from such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • 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.
    • Flame effect: means the combustion of an inflammable solid, liquid or gas to produce thermal, physical, visual or audible phenomena before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
    • Flame effect display: means the use of flame effects before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • General employee: means any person who is a state official, including legislative officials elected by the general assembly, or who is employed in the service of, and whose compensation is payable in whole or in part by, the state, including employees under supervision of the state whose compensation is paid, in whole or in part, from federal or other funds, or any person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title, or of the Tennessee County Services Association, but does not include any teacher, state police officer, wildlife officer, firefighter, police officer, state judge, county judge, attorney general, governor, or county official or public service commissioner, or any person performing services on a contractual or percentage basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Illegal drug: means a drug, the distribution of which is a violation of state law. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
    • Illegal drug market: means the support system of illegal drug related operations, from production to retail sales, through which an illegal drug reaches the user. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
    • 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
    • Individual drug user: means the individual whose illegal drug use is the basis of an action brought under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
    • Inspector: means an inspector of the department of licenses. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
    • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
    • License: means a license issued pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
    • Licensed exhibitor: means a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, company, firm or other entity licensed under this part to perform or provide firework or pyrotechnic materials for outdoor fireworks displays, proximate pyrotechnic displays, flame effect displays or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
    • Licensee: means any person to whom a license has been issued pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
    • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Local government: means an incorporated municipality or county or subdivision of either. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
    • Local retirement fund: means any teachers' retirement fund or other arrangement for payment of retirement benefits to teachers, except this retirement system, supported wholly or in part by contributions made by an employer as defined by chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Manufacturer: means :

      • (A) Any entity that manufactures or otherwise produces cigarettes or causes cigarettes to be manufactured or produced anywhere that the manufacturer intends to be sold in this state, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502

      • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in the making, manufacture or construction of fireworks of any kind within this state. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • Marina: means a dock, including a boat dock or basin providing moorings for watercraft and boat houses and offering supply, repair, or other services, including electric power supply, for remuneration. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
      • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • member: means a member of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system. See Tennessee Code 68-102-401
      • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
      • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Municipality: means any incorporated city or any incorporated town. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
      • NFPA: means the National Fire Protection Association. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
      • 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.
      • Noneconomic damages: means damages, to the extent they are provided by applicable law, for: physical and emotional pain. See Tennessee Code 29-39-101
      • 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.
      • Officer: means the mayor, aldermen, city attorney and city judge. See Tennessee Code 6-1-101
      • Outdoor fireworks display: means a presentation of display fireworks for a public or private gathering as defined by NFPA 1123. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
      • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
      • Part-time employee: includes any interim teacher who is employed on a temporary basis to teach for a regular teacher who is on unpaid leave. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • 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.
      • Period of illegal drug use: means , in relation to the individual user, the time of the individual's first use of an illegal drug to the accrual of the cause of action. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
      • Permit: means the written authority of the state fire marshal issued under the authority of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other legal entity, however organized. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
      • Person: means an individual, governmental entity, corporation, firm, trust, partnership, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or foreign country. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
      • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership or corporation. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • 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
      • Place of illegal drug activity: means , in relation to the individual drug user, each state house of representatives legislative district in which the individual possesses or uses an illegal drug, or in which the individual resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the individual's illegal drug use, unless the defendant proves otherwise by clear and convincing evidence. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
      • Place of participation: means , in relation to a defendant in an action brought under this chapter, each state house of representatives legislative district in which the person participates in the illegal drug market, or in which the person resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the person's participation in the illegal market. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
      • 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.
      • Police officer: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the police department of such political subdivision and is trained in police work and actively engaged in such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Prior class member: means a member who, on the day preceding the date of establishment, shall have been a member of a superseded system and who elects to remain covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the superseded system, or who fails to elect to become covered by the benefit and contribution provisions of the retirement system applicable to new employees, as the case may be, in accordance with chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Prior service: means service rendered prior to the date of membership in the retirement system for which credit was given under the terms of one (1) or more of the superseded systems as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
      • Proximate pyrotechnic display: means the use of pyrotechnic devices and materials, 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
      • Proximate pyrotechnics: means pyrotechnic devices for professional use only, used outdoors or indoors, that are similar to consumer fireworks in chemical composition and construction, but that are not intended for consumer use, and that are defined by NFPA 1126 as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
      • 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 school: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a duly elected or appointed city or county school board, and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Quality control and quality assurance program: means the laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
      • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
      • 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
      • Repeatability: means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall ninety-five percent (95%) of the time. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
      • 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
      • Retail dealer: means any person, other than a manufacturer or wholesale dealer, engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
      • Retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks at any time during the year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • 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
      • Sale: means , in addition to its usual meaning, any sale, use, transfer, exchange, barter, gift or offer for sale and distribution, in any manner or by any means whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
      • Sale: means an exchange of articles of fireworks for money and also includes barter, exchange, gift or offer thereof, and each such transaction made by any person, whether as principal, proprietor, salesperson, agent, association, copartnership, or one (1) or more individuals. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • Sales: means the sale or any offer to sell to the public goods, wares and merchandise of any and all kinds and descriptions on hand and in stock in connection with a declared purpose, as set forth by advertising, on the part of the seller that such sale is anticipatory to the termination, closing, liquidation, revision, windup, discontinuance, conclusion or abandonment of the business in connection with such sale. See Tennessee Code 6-55-401
      • Seasonal retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks within this state from June 20 through July 5 and December 10 through January 2 of each year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
      • Sell: means to sell, or to offer or agree to sell. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
      • 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 retirement date: means the date on which a member first becomes eligible for a service retirement allowance, or would first become eligible for a service retirement allowance if the member were to remain in service until such date, as provided in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
      • 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
      • Small business: means a business entity that is:

        • (i) A natural person who is licensed by one (1) or more state agencies or boards and whose claim under this chapter arises from such licensing, but the person shall not have a net worth of more than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) at the time the civil action is filed. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103

        • Special fireworks: means :

          • (A) All articles of fireworks that are classified as Class B explosives in the regulations of the United States department of transportation. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101

          • Specified illegal drug: means cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, or any other drug the distribution of which is a violation of state law. See Tennessee Code 29-38-104
          • Sponsor: means any person or organization that contracts with a licensed exhibitor or certified operator to perform a fireworks display, proximate pyrotechnic display, flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
          • 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
          • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • State agency: means any entity of the state as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 29-37-103
          • State judge: means any person in office as a judge of a court of record in this state, whose salary for the judge's judicial position has been paid during the period of the judge's service wholly from the treasury of the state, including the administrative director of the courts. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • State police officer: means any commissioned member of the department of safety, and any agent of the Tennessee bureau of investigation. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • 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.
          • Student: means any person enrolled in a course of study in a school or in a post-secondary educational institution who as a condition of such enrollment is employed in a full-time position. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Superseded system: means , where applicable, the Tennessee state retirement system, the Tennessee teachers' retirement system, the Tennessee judges' retirement system, the retirement system for county paid judges of Tennessee, the attorneys general retirement system of Tennessee, the public service commissioners' retirement system, and the Tennessee retirement system for county officials, any one (1) of them, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Temporary employment: means any general employee can be considered as a temporary employee for a period not to exceed six (6) months before becoming eligible for membership in the retirement system, except as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          • 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.
          • 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.
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
          • Vessel: means any watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, designed and used primarily for navigation or transportation on the water. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
          • Watercraft: means a vessel that is propelled by machinery, whether or not such machinery is the principal source of propulsion. See Tennessee Code 68-102-601
          • Wholesale dealer: means any person other than a manufacturer who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retail dealers or other persons for purposes of resale, and any person who owns, operates or maintains one (1) or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in, at or upon premises owned or occupied by any other person. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
          • Wholesaler: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to a seasonal retailer. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
          • Wildlife officer: means any commissioned employee of the wildlife resources agency engaged in law enforcement activities on a day-to-day basis. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • 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