Part 1 General Provisions 61-2-101 – 61-2-109
Part 2 Certificate of Limited Partnership 61-2-201 – 61-2-211
Part 3 Limited Partners 61-2-301 – 61-2-304
Part 4 General Partners 61-2-401 – 61-2-406
Part 5 Contribution 61-2-501 – 61-2-504
Part 6 Distributions and Withdrawal 61-2-601 – 61-2-609
Part 7 Partnership Interests 61-2-701 – 61-2-705
Part 8 Dissolution 61-2-801 – 61-2-806
Part 9 Foreign Limited Partnerships 61-2-901 – 61-2-910
Part 10 Derivative Actions 61-2-1001 – 61-2-1004
Part 11 Filing With Secretary of State 61-2-1101 – 61-2-1108
Part 12 Miscellaneous 61-2-1201 – 61-2-1209

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 61 > Chapter 2 - Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of 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
  • Certificate of limited partnership: means the certificate referred to in §. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the transferor or transferee court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the original or registering court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • 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.
  • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued a limited partnership or a foreign limited partnership is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contribution: means any cash, property, services rendered or a promissory note or other binding obligation to contribute cash or property or to perform services, which a partner contributes to a limited partnership in his capacity as a partner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • 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.
  • Court: means , except as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
  • Court: means a juvenile, circuit, or chancery court or other court of this state with jurisdiction to enter support or custody orders. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • Court of record: means a court of equity jurisdiction in the county where the partnership maintains its registered office, or if it maintains no registered office in any county, then in a court of equity jurisdiction in Davidson County. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or designee. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
  • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Event of withdrawal of a general partner: means an event that causes a person to cease to be a general partner as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • 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
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing: means the initiation of judicial action by the completion of a motion or petition seeking to order the alteration of a legal status through the act of sending or bringing the motion or petition to the office of the clerk of the court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
  • Foreign limited partnership: includes a partnership formed under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Tennessee and having as partners one (1) or more general partners and one (1) or more limited partners. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • General partner: means a person who has been admitted to a limited partnership as a general partner in accordance with the partnership agreement and is so named in the certificate of limited partnership or similar instrument under which the limited partnership is organized, if so required. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
  • 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
  • Issuing court: means the court that issues a support or custody order or renders a judgment determining parentage or to which a support or custody order has been previously transferred. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
  • Issuing court: means the court that entered the order sought to be enforced in the registering court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • 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.
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
  • 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.
  • Limited partner: means a person who has been admitted to a limited partnership as a limited partner as provided in §§. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Liquidating trustee: means a person, other than a general partner, but including a limited partner, carrying out the winding up of a limited partnership. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Nonrequesting party: means the party against whom a registered order is sought to be enforced. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • 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.
  • Obligee: means an individual or agency to whom a support obligation is owed by an obligor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • Obligor: means an individual against whom a support order has been entered. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
  • Obligor: means an individual, or the estate of a decedent that:

    • (A) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101

    • Outside this state: means a location in another state or a country other than the United States, whether or not the country is a foreign country. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Partner: means a limited or general partner. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
    • 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.
    • Partnership agreement: means any agreement, written or oral, of the partners as to the affairs of a limited partnership and the conduct of its business. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
    • Partnership interest: means a partner's share of the profits and losses of a limited partnership and the right to receive distributions of partnership assets. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
    • Person: means a natural person, a foreign or domestic partnership (whether general or limited), trust, estate, association, corporation, custodian, nominee or any other individual or entity in its own or any representative capacity. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
    • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government, or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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.
    • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
    • Registering court: means the court in which a support order is registered for enforcement only. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3102
    • 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
    • Request: means a statement of a requesting party seeking transfer of a custody or child support case to the court of another county. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
    • Requesting party: means custodial parent, noncustodial parent or, in Title IV-D child support cases, the department or its contractor. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
    • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
    • 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
    • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession under the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
    • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision, or directive, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, which provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support, or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Tennessee Code 36-5-2101
    • Tax clearance for termination or withdrawal: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that a limited partnership or a foreign limited partnership has filed all applicable reports, including, but not limited to, a final report, and has paid all fees, penalties and taxes as required by the revenue laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 61-2-101
    • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
    • Transfer: means the process by which the transferor court, upon request, moves the case to a court where the child resides thereby conferring jurisdiction on the transferee court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
    • Transferee court: means the court that assumes jurisdiction upon a transfer of a case. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
    • Transferor court: means the court from which a case is transferred to another court. See Tennessee Code 36-5-3002
    • 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
    • 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