Chapter 51 Miscellaneous Governmental and Proprietary Functions 7-51-101 – 7-51-2002
Chapter 52 Municipal Electric Plants 7-52-101 – 7-52-611
Chapter 53 Industrial Development Corporations 7-53-101 – 7-53-317
Chapter 54 Energy Production Facilities 7-54-101 – 7-54-114
Chapter 55 Industrial Building Bond Act of 1955 7-55-101 – 7-55-116
Chapter 56 Transportation Systems 7-56-101 – 7-56-213
Chapter 57 Metropolitan Hospital Authority Act 7-57-101 – 7-57-604
Chapter 58 Resource Recovery and Solid Waste Disposal 7-58-101 – 7-58-110
Chapter 59 Cable Television 7-59-101 – 7-59-318
Chapter 60 Tennessee Home Mortgage Act 7-60-101 – 7-60-217
Chapter 61 Ambulance Services 7-61-101 – 7-61-104
Chapter 62 Residential Building and Maintenance Contractors 7-62-101 – 7-62-205
Chapter 63 Actions in Lieu of Arrest 7-63-101 – 7-63-204
Chapter 64 Real Property Tax Deferral 7-64-101 – 7-64-212
Chapter 65 Parking Authority Act 7-65-101 – 7-65-124
Chapter 66 Tennessee Homestead Act 7-66-101 – 7-66-111
Chapter 67 Sports Authorities Act of 1993 7-67-101 – 7-67-122
Chapter 68 Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws 7-68-101 – 7-68-105
Chapter 69 Tourism Development Authority Act 7-69-101 – 7-69-116

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 7 > Local Government Functions

  • Abandonment: means the knowing desertion or forsaking of an elderly or vulnerable adult by a caregiver under circumstances in which there is a reasonable likelihood that physical harm could occur. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
  • Absorptive capacity: is a determination made by a local government evaluating, for a host community within that jurisdiction:

    • (A) The capacity of the community's social service and healthcare agencies to meet the existing needs of the community's current residents. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102

    • Abuse: means the infliction of physical harm. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501 v2
    • Access: means to approach, instruct, communicate, or connect with, store data in, retrieve or intercept data from, or otherwise make use of any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network, or information exchanged from any communication between computers or authorized computer users and electronic, electromagnetic, electrochemical, acoustic, mechanical, or other means. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
    • Access: means that a provider is capable of providing cable service or video service at the household address regardless of whether any customer has ordered service or whether the owner or landlord or other responsible person has granted access to the household. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
    • Acquire: means to purchase, lease, construct, reconstruct, replace, or acquire by gift. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
    • Acquittal:
      1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
      2. A verdict of "not guilty."
       
    • Act: means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech. See Tennessee Code 39-16-401
    • Actor: means a person accused of any of the offenses defined in this part. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
    • Adjusted for inflation: means increased in accordance with the formula for inflation adjustment set forth in exhibit C to the master settlement agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
    • Administrative judge: means an agency member, agency employee or employee or official of the office of the secretary of state, licensed to practice law and authorized by law to conduct contested case proceedings pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
    • Administratrix: The female counterpart of an administrator. See also
    • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
    • Adult bookstore: means a business that offers, as its principal or predominate stock or trade, sexually oriented material, devices, or paraphernalia, whether determined by the total number of sexually oriented materials, devices or paraphernalia offered for sale or by the retail value of such materials, devices or paraphernalia, specified sexual activities, or any combination or form thereof, whether printed, filmed, recorded or live, and that restricts or purports to restrict admission to adults or to any class of adults. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult cabaret: includes a commercial establishment that features entertainment of an erotic nature, including exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult cabaret: means a cabaret that features topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
    • Adult entertainment: means any exhibition of any adult-oriented motion picture, live performance, display or dance of any type, that has as a principal or predominant theme, emphasis, or portion of such performance, any actual or simulated performance of specified sexual activities or exhibition and viewing of specified anatomical areas, removal of articles of clothing or appearing unclothed, pantomime, modeling, or any other personal service offered customers. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult motion picture theater: means an enclosed building with a capacity of fifty (50) or more persons regularly used for presenting material having as a dominant theme or presenting material distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as defined in this section, for observation by patrons in the building. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult protective services: means the division of adult protective services of the department of human services. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
    • Adult-oriented establishment: includes , but is not limited to, an adult bookstore, adult motion picture theater, adult mini-motion picture establishment, adult cabaret, escort agency, sexual encounter center, massage parlor, rap parlor, sauna. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
    • Adult-oriented establishment: includes , but is not limited to:

      • (A) "Adult book stores" means any corporation, partnership or business of any kind that has as its principal or predominant stock or trade, books, magazines or other periodicals and that offers, sells, provides or rents for a fee:

        • (i) Is available for viewing by patrons on the premises by means of the operation of movie machines or slide projectors. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

        • 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 any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another company, as set forth in the federal Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, compiled in 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
        • Affiliate: means a person who directly or indirectly owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another person. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
        • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
        • Agency: means every department or organization described in chapter 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
        • agency: means that organization that has been designated pursuant to the terms of this chapter to administer the Tennessee homestead program. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
        • Agency: means each state board, commission, committee, department, officer, or any other unit of state government authorized or required by any statute or constitutional provision to make rules or to determine contested cases. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
        • Agency action: includes any action by an agency or subdivision thereof that may have substantial economic impact upon any person. See Tennessee Code 4-33-103
        • agreement: means that contract between the homesteader and the administering agency relative to participation in the homestead program. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
        • Agricultural land: means land used for agriculture, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
        • 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

          • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
          • Allocable share: means allocable share as defined in the master settlement agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
          • 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.
          • Animal: means a domesticated living creature or a wild creature previously captured. See Tennessee Code 39-14-201
          • Animal: means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal or insect which is being used in food or fiber production, agriculture, research, testing, or education, including, but not limited to, hogs, equines, mules, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits, poultry, fish, and bees. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • Animal facility: means any vehicle, building, structure, pasture, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where an animal is kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale and any office, building, or structure where records or documents relating to an animal or to animal research, testing, production, or education are maintained. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
          • Annual percentage rate: means the annual percentage rate for the loan calculated according to the provisions of the federal Truth-in-Lending Act, compiled in 15 U. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
          • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
          • Annual report: means the form required by §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
          • 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.
          • Any law to the contrary: includes , but is not limited to, any conflicting provision of any general statute, local law, private act, charter provision, municipal law or municipal ordinance. See Tennessee Code 16-18-301
          • any prior fiscal year: means any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 1984. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
          • 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.
          • Applicable ad valorem taxes: means any ad valorem taxes that, but for ownership of a project by a corporation, would have been due and payable pursuant to §§. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
          • Applicant: means a person filing an application for a license under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
          • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
          • Appraisal ratio: means the ratio of appraised values of record to one hundred percent (100%) of current values that are to be derived in accordance with applicable state law for use in ad valorem property tax determinations each tax year. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
          • 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
          • Approved system: means a solid waste disposal facility that has as its primary purpose the creation and recovery of energy from solid waste, as defined in subdivision (a)(4), and has as a secondary or incidental purpose the recovery of recyclable commodities, and which facility has been approved by the department of environment and conservation under authority granted to it by title 68, chapter 211. See Tennessee Code 7-58-101
          • Area coverage: means that a service will be available to patrons in accordance with a financially feasible plan without regard to how thickly or sparsely patrons' premises may be located in a cooperative's areas of service. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
          • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
          • Articles of conversion: means the form of articles provided for in chapter 204 of this title creating a new LLC and evidencing the conversion of an existing partnership or corporation to the new LLC which shall have all of the assets and liabilities of the former partnership. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
          • Articles of incorporation: as used in this chapter , includes the articles of conversion of a converted corporation. See Tennessee Code 65-29-117
          • articles of organization: means , in the case of an LLC, articles of organization or, to the extent applicable with respect to an LLC initially formed under and governed by the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapters 201-248 of this title, articles of conversion, taken together with all of the following, to the extent they modify, correct, restate or otherwise affect the articles of organization or articles of conversion: articles of amendment, articles of correction, certificates of merger and all documents required to be filed with any of the articles of amendment, articles of correction and certificates of merger, as part of the formation and continuation of an LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
          • Assembly building: means a building where a number of persons congregate for amusement, civic, educational, recreational, religious or social purposes. See Tennessee Code 7-62-101
          • Assessment ratio in effect: means that assessment ratio being applied by the comptroller of the treasury in assessing electric system property of electric cooperatives and electric membership corporations for ad valorem taxation or, if such assessment function ceases to be performed by the comptroller of the treasury, that assessment ratio applied by any authorized department, agency, comptroller of the treasury, or official of the state empowered to so apply such an assessment ratio in assessing electric system property of electric cooperatives and electric membership corporations. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
          • 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 district attorneys general and their assistants. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
          • Authorization: means any and all forms of consent, including both implicit and explicit consent. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
          • Auxiliary container: means a bag, cup, bottle, can, device, eating or drinking utensil or tool, or other packaging, whether reusable or single use, which is:

            • (A) Made of cloth, paper, plastic, including foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, glass, post-consumer recycled material, or similar material or substrates, including coated, laminated, or multilayer substrates. See Tennessee Code 7-51-2001

            • 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.
            • Bank: means any person, as hereinafter defined, doing a banking business subject to the laws of this or any other jurisdiction and, for the purposes of supervision, examination and liquidation, includes industrial investment companies and industrial banks authorized by chapter 5 of this title. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
            • 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.
            • Base personnel policies: means the policies that are required to be adopted under this chapter and that are enumerated in §. See Tennessee Code 5-23-102
            • 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
            • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
            • Bestiality: means sexual activity, actual or simulated, between a human being and an animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
            • Blasting: means the use of an explosive device for the excavation of earth, rock, or other material or the demolition of a structure. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
            • Blighted: has the meaning ascribed to that term in title 13, chapters 20 and 21. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1902
            • Board: means the Tennessee board of court reporting. See Tennessee Code 20-9-602
            • Board: means the adult-oriented establishment board, or, if there is in existence in the county a massage registration board appointed by the county mayor, such board may be substituted for the board. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
            • Board: means the state board for licensing contractors, created by §. See Tennessee Code 4-41-102
            • Board: means the Tennessee hall of fame board created within the department under §. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5402
            • Board: means a cooperative's board of directors or the necessary number thereof to take action. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
            • Board: means the governing body of any authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
            • Board: means the underground utility damage enforcement board, created by §. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
            • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
            • Board: means the board of trustees of an authority. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
            • board of directors: means the governing board of a corporation, whether denominated the board of directors or otherwise, except that no person or group of persons is the board of directors because of powers delegated to that person or group pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
            • board of governors: means the board of governors of an LLC electing to be board-managed or, in the case of a foreign limited liability company, its equivalent. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • Board-managed: means an LLC organized pursuant to this title that elected pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • Bodily injury: includes a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn or disfigurement, and physical pain or temporary illness or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
            • Bona fide loan discount points: means loan discount points actually paid by the borrower to the lender for the purpose of reducing, and that in fact result in a bona fide reduction of, the interest rate applicable to the loan by a minimum of twenty-five (25) basis points per discount point. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
            • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority issued by its board of directors pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
            • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
            • Borrower: means a natural person obligated to pay a home loan, including a co-borrower. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
            • Borrower: means a natural person who occupies and owns in fee simple individually, or with another borrower as tenants by the entireties or as joint tenants with right of survivorship, an interest in residential real property securing a reverse mortgage loan, and who borrows money under a reverse mortgage loan. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
            • Business: means every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity, and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets, whether or not carried on for profit. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
            • Business: includes every trade, occupation, profession, investment activity and other lawful purpose for gain or the preservation of assets whether or not carried on for profits. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • buyer: means a person who buys goods or obtains services from a retail seller in a retail installment transaction and not principally for the purpose of resale. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
            • Cable service: means :

              • (A) The one-way transmission to subscribers of video programming or other programming service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201

              • Cable service: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Cable service provider: means a provider of cable service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Cable system: means a facility consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service that includes video programming and that is provided to multiple subscribers within a community. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
              • Cable system: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
              • Calendar day: means a twenty-four (24) hour period beginning with the date and time that a notification to excavate or demolish is to begin, including Monday through Sunday and all holidays. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
              • Capital improvement property: means any real or tangible property needed for a governmental purpose and having a useful life of one (1) year or more, and any real or tangible personal property with respect to which capital outlay notes can be legally authorized and issued by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
              • carrier: includes any person, firm, corporation, company, association or partnership owning, operating or managing a business of providing radio services to the public on a for-hire basis and under such circumstances as would require a license by the federal communications commission as a miscellaneous common carrier in the domestic public land mobile radio service. See Tennessee Code 65-30-103
              • Cash sale price: means the price for which the seller would have sold or furnished to the buyer, and the buyer would have bought or obtained from the seller, the goods or services which are the subject matter of the retail installment transaction, if such sale had been a sale for cash. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
              • Cemetery: means any land or structure in this state dedicated to and used, or intended to be used, for interment of human remains. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
              • Chambers: A judge's office.
              • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
              • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
              • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
              • Check: means any payment instrument, including any customer authorization for electronic payment. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102
              • Check: means any payment instrument. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
              • Check casher: means a person who, for compensation, provides currency in exchange for payment instrument received. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
              • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
              • chief legislative body: means the county legislative body. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
              • Cigarette: includes "roll-your-own" (i. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
              • Citizen support organization: means an organization which:

                • (A) Is organized as a nonprofit corporation, or is otherwise qualified to do business in Tennessee as a nonprofit corporation, pursuant to title 48, chapter 51. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802

                • Class: when used with reference to membership interests, means a category of membership interests that differs in one (1) or more rights or preferences from another category of membership interests of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                • clerk: as used in this part , includes "county clerk. See Tennessee Code 18-2-201
                • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
                • 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
                • Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                • Code: means any published compilation of rules and regulations that has been prepared by technical trade associations or model code organizations regulating building construction, plumbing and gas installation, fire prevention, any portion of such rules, or any amendment of such rules. See Tennessee Code 5-20-101
                • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:

                  • (A) Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                  • Collector: includes any person entrusted with the collection of public revenue. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                  • Commercial purpose: means litter discarded by a business, corporation, association, partnership, sole proprietorship, or any other entity conducting business for economic gain, or by an employee or agent of the entity. See Tennessee Code 39-14-501
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee commission for the United States semiquincentennial commission. See Tennessee Code 4-44-102
                  • Commission: means the state procurement commission, which replaces the board of standards within former title 12, chapter 3, part 4. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee state fair and exposition commission. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee film, entertainment and music commission. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                  • Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-30-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of finance and administration or the commissioner's designee or, in the event of the commissioner's or designee's absence or vacancy in the office of the commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the department. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5402
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
                  • Committee: means the state protest committee, which replaces the board of standards protest authority within former §. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                  • Committee: means the county financial management committee. See Tennessee Code 5-21-102
                  • 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.
                  • Community utility services: includes broadband internet access and related services and telecommunications services, including, but not limited to, television communication services of any kind and by any means, television programming and decryption services, selling, leasing, both as lessor and lessee, servicing and repairing related equipment, including TV antenna dishes, and the furnishing for any purpose to itself or to others, including other cooperatives, information and data relative to its or their other purposes, including, if such is the case, the primary purpose. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                  • Company: includes a bank, trust company, corporation, partnership, association, business or other trust, or similar business entity. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                  • Complaining witness: means a person who signs a criminal complaint. See Tennessee Code 39-16-601
                  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
                  • Computer: means a device or collection of devices, including its support devices, peripheral equipment, or facilities, and the communication systems connected to it which can perform functions including, but not limited to, substantial computation, arithmetic or logical operations, information storage or retrieval operations, capable of being used with external files, one (1) or more operations which contain computer programs, electronic instructions, allows for the input of data, and output data (such operations or communications can occur with or without intervention by a human operator during the processing of a job). See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                  • Computer network: means a set of two (2) or more computer systems that transmit data over communication circuits connecting them, and input/output devices including, but not limited to, display terminals and printers, which may also be connected to telecommunication facilities. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                  • Computer program: means an ordered set of data that are coded instructions or statements that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to process data. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                  • Computer software: means a set of computer programs, procedures, and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a computer, computer system, or computer network whether imprinted or embodied in the computer in any manner or separate from it, including the supporting materials for the software and accompanying documentation. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                  • Computer system: means a set of connected devices including a computer and other devices including, but not limited to, one (1) or more of the following: data input, output, or storage devices, data communication circuits, and operating system computer programs that make the system capable of performing data processing tasks. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                  • conduct: means to initiate, conclude, participate, negotiate, transport, conceal, or to aid or abet in such acts. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
                  • 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 an LLC or a foreign LLC is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                  • 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 an LLC or a foreign LLC is current on all taxes and penalties to the satisfaction of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                  • Consent: means assent in fact, whether express or implied, by the owner or by a person legally authorized to act for the owner which is not:

                    • (A) Induced by force, threat, false pretenses, or fraud. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802

                    • Consideration: means and includes any premium charged for the sale of goods, or services provided in connection with the sale of the goods that is in excess of the cash price of the goods or services. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                    • construction: means the erection, building, acquisition by purchase or condemnation, alteration, reconstruction, improvement, or extension of energy production facilities, the engineering, architectural designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of such facilities, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of such facilities. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                    • Construction loan: means a loan for the initial construction of a borrower's principal dwelling on land owned by the borrower, with a maturity of less than eighteen (18) months, that only requires the payment of interest until the time that the entire unpaid balance is due and payable, or a fee in lieu of interest. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                    • Consumer: means any natural person who resides, is present or is domiciled in this state, or who is or may become a plaintiff or complainant in a dispute in this state. See Tennessee Code 47-16-102
                    • Contested case: means a proceeding, including a declaratory proceeding, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by any statute or constitutional provision to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for a hearing. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                    • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
                    • contract: means an instrument or instruments evidencing one (1) or more retail installment transactions entered into in this state pursuant to which a buyer promises to pay in installments for goods or services. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
                    • Contracting party: means any party to a contract, lease or lease-purchase agreement other than a municipality, and can include individuals, corporations, partnerships, other government agencies, and other business entities. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                    • Contribution agreement: means a binding agreement between a person and an LLC under which:

                      • (A) The person has an obligation to make a contribution to the LLC in the future. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101

                      • Control: means ownership of, or the power to vote, twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the outstanding voting securities of a licensee controlled by any person. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                      • Conveyance property: means that real property that shall be subject to conveyance by sale or by lease upon compliance with certain conditions and terms. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
                      • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
                      • cooperatives: means one (1) or more nonprofit cooperative membership corporations heretofore or hereafter organized under or otherwise subject to this chapter, including corporations transacting business in this state pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                      • Corporation: means a nonprofit corporation, which shall be properly incorporated under the laws of this state and approved by the United States internal revenue service as an organization that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 4-41-102
                      • 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.
                      • Corporation: means any corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                      • Council: means the advisory council on state procurement. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                      • Counselor: means either:

                        • (A) An individual who has completed a training curriculum on reverse mortgage counseling provided or approved by HUD and whose name is maintained on HUD's list of approved reverse mortgage counselors. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102

                        • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
                        • County: as used in this part , means either a Class A county or a Class B county as classified in §. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                        • County: means any county or any metropolitan form of government in this state having a population of two hundred thousand (200,000) or more, according to the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census, that by resolution has made the findings and determinations required by §. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                        • County employees: means employees of the county as defined under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U. See Tennessee Code 5-23-102
                        • County governing body: means that body in a particular county that is vested with the power to levy property taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                        • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                        • Court: includes every court and judge having jurisdiction in the case. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                        • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
                        • Court reporting: means the making of a verbatim record by means of manual shorthand, machine shorthand, closed microphone voice dictation silencer or by electronic recording of any testimony given under oath before or for submission to, any court, referee or court examiner, by any board, commission or other body or in any other proceeding where a verbatim record is required. See Tennessee Code 20-9-602
                        • Creating municipality: means any city or metropolitan government having a population of not less than two hundred thousand (200,000), according to the 1970 federal census or any subsequent federal census, or any county in which any such city shall be situated, that shall create an authority pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                        • Credit limit: means the maximum amount of principal indebtedness which may be outstanding at any one time under a revolving credit agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101
                        • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
                        • Creditor: includes a state or national bank, a state or federal savings and loan association, a savings bank, a registrant under the Industrial Loan and Thrift Companies Act, compiled in title 45, chapter 5, a state or federal credit union, or any other individual, partnership, trust, corporation, or other legal entity permitted or authorized to enter into credit transactions secured by a mortgage. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101
                        • Crypt: means a chamber of sufficient size to inter the remains of a deceased person. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
                        • Currency: includes United States silver certificates, United States notes, and Federal Reserve notes. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                        • Current geographic territory: means the parcels of land, as such parcels are defined or designated by the assessor of property of the county in which the parcels are located, to which a public electric system was providing electric service on February 16, 1989. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
                        • Custody: means under arrest by a law enforcement officer or under restraint by a public servant pursuant to an order of a court. See Tennessee Code 39-16-601
                        • customer: means a person who receives a bill for utility services and pays money for such services. See Tennessee Code 7-82-102
                        • Damage: includes the substantial weakening of structural or lateral support of an underground utility, penetration or destruction of any protective coating, housing or other protective device of an underground utility, the partial or complete severance of an underground utility and rendering any underground utility inaccessible. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                        • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
                        • Data: means a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts, or instructions which is being prepared or has been prepared in a formalized manner, and is intended to be stored or processed, or is being stored or processed, or has been stored or processed in a computer, computer system, or computer network. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                        • Days: means calendar days. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                        • Deadly weapon: means :

                          • (A) A firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                          • Decedent: A deceased person.
                          • Deception: means that a person knowingly:

                            • (i) Creates or reinforces a false impression by words or conduct, including false impressions of fact, law, value or intention or other state of mind that the person does not believe to be true. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                            • 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
                            • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
                            • Deferred presentment services: means a transaction pursuant to a written agreement involving the following combination of activities in exchange for a fee:

                              • (A) Accepting a check dated on the date it was written. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102

                              • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                              • demolition: means any operation by which a structure or mass of material is wrecked, razed, rendered, moved or removed by means of any tools, equipment, or discharge of explosives. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                              • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102
                              • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                              • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                              • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                              • Department: means the department of finance and administration. See Tennessee Code 4-3-2802
                              • Department: means the department of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                              • Department: means the finance department. See Tennessee Code 5-21-102
                              • Department: means the department of tourist development. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5402
                              • Department: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                              • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 7-58-101
                              • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                              • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
                              • Deposit: means a deposit of money, bonds or other things of value, creating a debtor-creditor relationship. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                              • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
                              • Depository institution: means any company included for any purpose within any of the definitions of insured depository institution, as set forth in 12 U. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                              • Deprive: means unlawfully to withhold from the owner, interfere with the possession of, free, or dispose of an animal or other property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                              • Deprive: means to:

                                • (A) Withhold property from the owner permanently or for such a period of time as to substantially diminish the value or enjoyment of the property to the owner. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                                • Design locate request: means a communication to the one-call service in which a request for locating existing utility facilities for predesign or advance planning purposes is made. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                • Devise: To gift property by will.
                                • Director: means an individual who is vested with authority as a director under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                • Director: means the director of the finance department. See Tennessee Code 5-21-102
                                • Director-managed LLC: means an LLC that is so designated in its articles. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the charter or bylaws or elected or appointed by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons elected or appointed to act as members of the board, irrespective of the names or titles by which such persons are described. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                • Disbursement of loan funds: means the delivery of the loan funds by the mortgage lender to the settlement agent in one (1) or more of the following forms:

                                  • (A) Cash. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102

                                  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
                                  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
                                  • Dispose: means to sell, lease, or otherwise transfer any interest in property. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                  • Disrupt: means to engage in conduct that materially interferes with the operations of the animal facility in a manner such that the activities conducted by or in the facility are permanently or temporarily halted, compromised, delayed, harmed or impaired. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                                  • Dissolution: means that the LLC has incurred an event under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property by an LLC, except for the issuance of its own membership interests or financial rights, with or without consideration, or an incurrence or issuance of indebtedness, whether directly or indirectly, including through a guaranty, to or for the benefit of any of its members or holders of financial rights, as applicable, in respect of membership interests or financial rights. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own membership interests) with or without consideration, or an incurrence or issuance of indebtedness, (whether directly or indirectly, including through a guaranty) by an LLC to or for the benefit of any of its members in respect of membership interests. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
                                  • Document: means :

                                    • (A) Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                                    • domestic: means a limited liability company formed under this chapter, or a limited liability company formed under the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapters 201-248 of this title, that has elected to be governed by this chapter, or, where expressly indicated, a limited liability company formed under and governed by the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                    • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 11-27 of this title, as amended. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                    • Domestic entity: means any entity formed under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-701
                                    • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
                                    • Drug court treatment program: means any drug court treatment program created within the state that follows the general principles referenced in §. See Tennessee Code 16-22-103
                                    • Effective consent: means assent in fact, whether express or apparent, including assent by one legally authorized to act for another. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                    • Elderly adult: means a person seventy (70) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
                                    • Electric and community service cooperative: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
                                    • Electric cooperative: means an electric cooperative or electric membership corporation, whether organized or operating under chapter 25 of this title or similar statutes of any other state, which, as of June 19, 1997, distributes electric power purchased from the Tennessee Valley authority. See Tennessee Code 65-36-102
                                    • Electric operations: means all activities associated with the establishment, development, and administration of an electric system and the business of supplying electricity and associated services to the public, including, but not limited to, the generation, purchase, and sale of electric energy and the purchase, use and consumption of electric energy by ultimate consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                    • Electric plant: means generating, transmission, or distribution systems, together with all other facilities, equipment and appurtenances necessary or appropriate to any such systems for the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                    • Electric service: means the furnishing of electric power and energy for lighting, heating, power or any other purpose for which electric power and energy can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                    • Electric system: means all tangible and intangible property and resources of every kind and description used or held for use in the purchase, generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                    • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                    • Electronic mail service provider: means any person who:

                                      • (A) Is an intermediary in sending or receiving electronic mail. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601

                                      • Electronic terminal: means an electronic device through which a person may initiate an electronic fund transfer to access the person's deposit, share, or other accounts or credit facility, and includes, but is not limited to, automated teller machines, cash dispensing machines, point of sale terminals, or other cash, debit, stored value, script, or cash equivalent device. See Tennessee Code 45-16-101
                                      • Eligible headquarters facility: means a facility, located in a county with a population in excess of eight hundred thousand (800,000), according to the 2000 federal census or any subsequent federal census, that houses an international, national or regional headquarters facility of an entity that agrees, at a minimum, to make payments to the municipality in lieu of any special assessments or other fees or charges that would be levied on the project pursuant to chapter 84 of this title if the project were privately owned. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                      • Employee: means a person who performs any service on the premises of an adult-oriented establishment on a full-time, part-time, or contract basis, whether or not the person is denominated an employee, independent contractor, agent or otherwise, and whether or not such person is paid a salary, wage, or other compensation by the operator of such business. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                      • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                      • Energy production facility: means a facility for the production, conversion or transmission of energy from the controlled processing of fossil or other fuels or other sources of energy and the production of electricity, steam or other forms of energy for heating, cooling, manufacturing processes and other uses, and includes "energy recovery facilities" as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                                      • Enterprise: means the industrial operation or operations to be carried on in an industrial building. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
                                      • Enterprise: means the manufacturing, processing, assembling, commercial, service and agricultural operations to be carried on with or otherwise using the facilities of the project. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                      • Entertainer: means any person who provides entertainment within an "adult-oriented establishment" as defined in this section, whether or not a fee is charged or accepted for entertainment and whether or not entertainment is provided as an employee, escort or an independent contractor. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                      • Entertainment properties: means motion pictures, television programs, computer-generated imagery, interactive digital media, stand-alone post-production scoring and editing, sound recordings, and other audio, video, or audiovisual programs produced for distribution to the public. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5002
                                      • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
                                      • Entity: means , whether foreign or domestic and whether for profit or not-for-profit, limited liability companies, corporations, unincorporated associations, real estate investment trusts, statutory or business trusts or associations, estates, general partnerships, limited partnerships, registered or unregistered limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships or similar organizations, trusts, joint ventures, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, and local, municipal, state, United States and foreign governments. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                      • Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                      • Entry regulation: means :

                                        • (A) Any rule promulgated by a licensing authority for the purpose of regulating an occupational or professional group, including, but not limited to, any rule prescribing qualifications or requirements for a person's entry into, or continued participation in, any business, trade, profession, or occupation in this state. See Tennessee Code 4-5-501

                                        • 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
                                        • Equity share: means any compensation, in addition to interest that has accrued on the outstanding balance, that the borrower has paid or agrees to pay to the lender at maturity of a reverse mortgage loan, which is equal to a percentage of the value of the property securing a reverse mortgage loan at maturity. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                        • Escort: means a person who, for monetary consideration in the form of a fee, commission, salary or tip, dates, socializes, visits, consorts with, accompanies, or offers to date, socialize, visit, consort or accompany to social affairs, entertainment or places of amusement or within any place of public resort or within any private quarters of a place of public resort. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                        • Escort service: means a "person" as defined in this section, who, for a fee, commission, profit, payment or other monetary consideration, furnishes or offers to furnish escorts or provides or offers to introduce patrons to escorts. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                        • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
                                        • 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.
                                        • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
                                        • Excavator: means any person who engages in activities described in subdivisions (A) and (B) in the definition of "excavate" contained in this section. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                        • Executive committee: means the executive committee created by §. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                        • Executive director: means the director of the commission. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                                        • Executive officer: means , with respect to a city or town, the mayor or other officer of the city or town exercising similar executive powers, and with respect to a county, means the county mayor or other officer of the county exercising similar executive powers. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                        • Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor, or other chief executive officer of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                        • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
                                        • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                        • Executrix: The female counterpart of an executor. See also
                                        • Exhibition: means one (1) or more displays or demonstrations which are of educational or entertainment value to those witnessing such exhibition. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                                        • Existing parking authority: means any public corporation or body politic and corporate or agency of the state of Tennessee or of any city or town in the state created by special or private act primarily for the purpose of planning, constructing, financing or operating parking facilities. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                        • exposition: means an exhibition of agricultural, business, manufacturing, or other industries and labor, education service organizations, social and religious groups or any other events or activities consistent with the general welfare and interests of the people of the state, and includes such services as are necessary for the care and comfort or amusement of the public. See Tennessee Code 4-57-103
                                        • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
                                        • Family recreation center: means any facility, which is oriented principally toward meeting the athletic or recreational needs of families and whose targeted customer is a minor child, including, but not limited to, the provision of one (1) or more of the following:

                                          • (A) Ice skating. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

                                          • Fannie Mae: means The Federal National Mortgage Association, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                          • Fannie Mae Reverse Mortgage Loan: means any reverse mortgage loan which complies with Fannie Mae guidelines and is purchased or securitized by Fannie Mae including a Home Keeper Mortgage Loan. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                          • farm products: means forage and sod crops. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                          • Federal agency: includes the United States, the president of the United States, the department of housing and urban development, Tennessee Valley authority, or any other similar agency, instrumentality or corporation of the United States, that has heretofore been or may hereafter be created by or pursuant to any act or acts of the congress of the United States. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                          • Federal government: includes the United States or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                          • Federal law: means the Mortgage Subsidy Bond Tax Act of 1980 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                          • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
                                          • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
                                          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
                                          • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
                                          • Financial exploitation: means :

                                            • (A) The use of deception, intimidation, undue influence, force, or threat of force to obtain or exert unauthorized control over an elderly or vulnerable adult's property with the intent to deprive the elderly or vulnerable adult of property. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501

                                            • Financial institution: means a state or national bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union that owns or operates an electronic terminal. See Tennessee Code 45-16-101
                                            • Financial institution: means a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union, the accounts of which are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation or the national credit union administration. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                            • Financial instrument: includes , but is not limited to, any check, cashier's check, draft, warrant, money order, certificate of deposit, negotiable instrument, letter of credit, bill of exchange, credit card, debit card, marketable security, or any computer system representation thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                            • Financial rights: means a member's or holder's rights to:

                                              • (A) Share in profits and losses, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                                              • Financial rights: means a member's rights to:

                                                • (A) Share in profits and losses as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101

                                                • Financial transaction: means a purchase, sale, loan, pledge, contract, gift, payment, and also includes a withdrawal, transmission of funds, transfer between accounts or deposit, of monetary or negotiable instruments, funds or an exchange of any other property, including, but not limited to, currency, precious metals, stones or jewelry, tickets, stamps or credit in a financial institution. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
                                                • Firearms accessories: means items that are used in conjunction with or mounted upon a firearm but are not essential to the basic function of a firearm, including, but not limited to, telescopic or laser sights, magazines, flash or sound suppressors, folding or aftermarket stocks and grips, speedloaders, ammunition carriers and lights for target illumination. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                                                • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 of each calendar year. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                • 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.
                                                • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
                                                  • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
                                                  • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
                                                  • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
                                                • Floor amendment: An amendment offered by an individual legisator from the floor during consideration of a bill or other measure, in contrast to a committee amendment.
                                                • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
                                                • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                • 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
                                                • foreign: means a limited liability company that is formed under the laws of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                • Foreign access card: means any card or other device eligible for use in an electronic terminal where the foreign access card is not issued to the user by the owner or operator of the electronic terminal. See Tennessee Code 45-16-101
                                                • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                • Foreign entity: means any entity formed under the laws of any state of the United States other than this state, the laws of the United States or the laws of any foreign country or other foreign jurisdiction. See Tennessee Code 48-249-701
                                                • Foreign LLC: means an entity that is:

                                                  • (A) Not incorporated. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101

                                                  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
                                                  • Franchise: means an initial authorization or renewal of an authorization issued by a franchising authority, whether such authorization is designated as a franchise, permit, license, resolution, contract, certificate, agreement, or otherwise, that authorizes the construction or operation of a cable system. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
                                                  • Franchise: has the meaning set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                  • Franchise area: means , with respect to a large telecommunications provider that is a holder of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, the aggregate geographic area containing its basic local exchange wire-line telephone service areas within the state. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                  • Franchise authority: means "franchising authority" as set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                  • Franchising authority: means any governmental entity empowered by federal, state, or local law to grant a franchise. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
                                                  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
                                                  • Fraud: means as used in normal parlance and includes, but is not limited to, deceit, trickery, misrepresentation and subterfuge, and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                  • Garbage: includes putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food. See Tennessee Code 39-14-501
                                                  • Garbage and rubbish collection service: means and includes all operations of all manpower and equipment, whether employed or owned by the county or by some other entity, public or private, with which the county may choose to contract, for the gathering, removal and transporting of refuse produced by the area to be served. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
                                                  • Garbage and rubbish disposal service: means and includes all composting or other processing plants, incinerators, sanitary landfills and all other sites or facilities for the receiving, processing and getting rid of collected refuse, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, or both. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
                                                  • Generic and insignificant parts: includes , but is not limited to, springs, screws, nuts and pins. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                                                  • genuine signatures: means written, original signatures and excludes facsimile and electronic signatures of any kind. See Tennessee Code 7-82-102
                                                  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
                                                  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                                                  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                                  • Goods: means all property, including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, materials, printing, and insurance. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                  • Goods: includes goods which, at the time of the sale or subsequently, are to be so affixed to real property as to become a part thereof, whether or not severable therefrom. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                  • Governance rights: means a member's right to vote on one (1) or more matters, all of a member's other rights as a member in the LLC under the LLC documents or this chapter, other than financial rights, and the right to transfer the voting and other rights described in this subdivision (13). See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                  • Governance rights: means a right to vote on one (1) or more matters and all a member's rights as a member in the LLC other than financial rights and the right to assign financial rights. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                  • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                                  • Governing body: means the county legislative body, board of commissioners, county council, or other body in which the general legislative powers of a county are vested. See Tennessee Code 5-20-101
                                                  • Governing body: means the county legislative body, board, body or commission having general charge of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                                  • Governing body: means the board or body charged by law with governing the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                                                  • Governing body: includes bodies and boards, by whatsoever names they may be known, charged with the governing of a municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
                                                  • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality, county, or counties having a metropolitan form of government are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                                  • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested, and in the case of counties means the legislative body of any county. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                  • Governing body: means the legislative body of the creating municipality or municipalities. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
                                                  • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                  • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                  • Government: means the state or any political subdivision of the state, and includes any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality or other political subdivision. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                  • governmental entity: means any political subdivision of the state of Tennessee and any municipality, metropolitan government, county or airport authority. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1002
                                                  • Governmental record: means anything:

                                                    • (A) Belonging to, received or kept by the government for information. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                                                    • Governor: means a natural person or entity serving on the board of governors of a board-managed LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                    • 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
                                                    • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
                                                    • Grant: means any grant awarded to the state or awarded by the state for the furnishing by the state of assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to any person to support a program authorized by law. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                    • Gross revenues: means :

                                                      • (A) With respect to a holder of a state-issued certificate of franchise authority, all revenues received from subscribers in the applicable municipality or unincorporated county area for providing cable or video services, and all revenues received from nonsubscribers in the applicable municipality or unincorporated county area for advertising services and as commissions from home shopping services, as allocated pursuant to subdivision (11)(B). See Tennessee Code 7-59-303

                                                      • 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.
                                                      • Hall of fame: means the Tennessee sports hall of fame created under §. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5402
                                                      • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                      • Hearing officer: means an agency member, agency employee or employee or official of the office of the secretary of state, not licensed to practice law, and authorized by law to conduct a contested case proceeding pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                      • High-cost home loan: means a home loan in which the terms of the loan meet or exceed the rate threshold or the total points and fees threshold. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                      • 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
                                                      • holder: means a person, other than a member, owning any financial rights in an LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                      • Home: means residential housing, including real property and improvements on real property, consisting of one (1) or more dwelling units, including, but not limited to, condominium units, owned by one (1) person or family of lower or moderate income that occupies or intends to occupy one (1) of such units. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                      • Home equity conversion mortgage loan: means a loan for a definite or indefinite term:

                                                        • (A) Secured by a first mortgage or first deed of trust on the principal residence of the mortgagor. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102

                                                        • Home loan: means a loan in which:

                                                          • (A) The principal amount of the loan does not exceed the lesser of the conforming loan size limit for a single-family dwelling as established by the federal national mortgage association, or three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000). See Tennessee Code 45-20-102

                                                          • Home loan: means a loan which is:

                                                            • (A) Secured by real estate owned and occupied by the borrower for family residential purposes and which may include not more than three (3) additional residential units. See Tennessee Code 47-15-101

                                                            • Home mortgage: means an interest-bearing loan to a person or family of lower or moderate income for the purpose of purchasing or improving a home, constituting a first lien on real property and evidenced by a promissory note and secured by a mortgage, deed of trust or other security instrument on such home, but does not include a loan primarily for the purpose of refinancing an existing loan. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                            • Homesteader: means that person, corporation, partnership, or joint venture that has been designated pursuant to this chapter to receive, lease, occupy, rehabilitate or renovate real properties declared to be held for the program as provided in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
                                                            • hospital authority: means a public body and a body corporate and public organized in accordance with this chapter for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                            • hospital project: means and includes any one (1) or more hospitals and related facilities, including, but not limited to, land and interests in land, facilities and equipment for the treatment of all classes of patients, laboratories, clinics, treatment centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, dormitories, training facilities for medical students, doctors, nurses and all other medical or paramedical personnel, administration and office buildings, garages, parking lots and such other structures, facilities and improvements necessary or convenient to the development and maintenance of hospitals, and for the provision of health care. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                            • Household: means an apartment, a house, a mobile home, or any other structure or part of a structure intended for residential occupancy as separate living quarters. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                            • Housing for lower and moderate income persons and families: means modest housing that is decent, safe, sanitary and adequate for the needs of the size of the family within sales price limits that do not exceed the sales price limits established and published by the Tennessee housing development agency for each county or metropolitan government having a population of two hundred thousand (200,000) or more by the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                            • HUD: means the United States department of housing and urban development. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                            • 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.
                                                            • Impending emergency: means circumstances potentially dangerous to life, health, property, the environment or the repair or restoration of service, which would likely develop into an emergency, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                            • Improve: means to acquire any improvement. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                                            • Improvement: means any improvement, extension, betterment, or addition to any electric plant. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                                            • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
                                                            • incentive grant: means a grant for a state-certified production that is approved by the department to receive a grant based upon the recommendation of the executive director. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                                                            • Incumbent cable service provider: means any cable service provider who provided cable service in a municipality or in an unincorporated area of a county on July 1, 2008, under a franchise whether or not the franchise had expired on July 1, 2008. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                            • 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
                                                            • 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.
                                                            • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                            • Industrial building: means any one (1) or combination of two (2) or more buildings, structures, or facilities to be used as a factory, mill, shop, processing plant, assembly plant, fabricating plant, ship canal, port or port facility, dock or dock facility, harbor facility, and railroads, railway terminals, railway belt lines and switches, to be rented or leased to an industrial concern by the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
                                                            • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                                                            • Input: means data, facts, concepts, or instructions in a form appropriate for delivery to, or interpretation or processing by, a computer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                            • Insane: includes all persons of unsound mind. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                            • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
                                                            • Intentional: means that a person acts intentionally with respect to the nature of the conduct or to a result of the conduct when it is the person's conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                            • Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

                                                              • (A) The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                                                              • 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
                                                              • interested persons: means any and all persons who have any right or easement or other right in, or incident or appurtenant to, a burial ground as such, including the surviving spouse and children, or if no surviving spouse or children, the nearest relative or relatives by consanguinity of any one (1) or more deceased persons whose remains are buried in any burial ground. See Tennessee Code 46-4-102
                                                              • Interment: means any lawful disposition of the remains of a deceased person as provided by law. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
                                                              • internal management: means the administration of an agency's internal operations for the purpose of facilitating operational effectiveness and efficiency. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                              • Item: means any instrument for the payment of money, even though not negotiable, but does not include money. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                                              • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
                                                              • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
                                                              • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
                                                              • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
                                                              • 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: means any person who is a member of any jury, including a grand jury, impaneled by any court of this state or by any public servant authorized by law to impanel a jury. See Tennessee Code 39-16-101
                                                              • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
                                                              • Knowing: means that a person acts knowingly with respect to the conduct or to circumstances surrounding the conduct when the person is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                              • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                              • Large telecommunications provider: means a cable or video service provider using telecommunications facilities to provide cable or video service that, as of January 1, 2008, directly or through any subsidiary or affiliate, had more than one million (1,000,000) telecommunications access lines in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                              • Law: includes rules promulgated in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-248-102
                                                              • Law: means any act or statute, general, special or local, of the state of Tennessee, including, but not limited to, the charter of any municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                                              • Law: means the constitution or a statute of this state or of the United States, a written opinion of a court of record, a municipal ordinance, or a rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute. See Tennessee Code 39-16-401
                                                              • Law enforcement officer: means an officer, employee or agent of government who has a duty imposed by law to:

                                                                • (A) Maintain public order. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                                                                • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
                                                                • Lease: includes a lease containing an option to purchase the project for a nominal sum upon payment in full, or provision for payment in full, of all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses in connection with the project, and a lease containing an option to purchase the project at any time, as provided in the lease, upon payment of the purchase price, which shall be sufficient to pay all bonds issued in connection with the project and all interest on the bonds and all other expenses incurred in connection with the project, but which payment may be made in the form of one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the lessee providing for timely payments, including, without limitation, interest on the obligations sufficient for such purposes and delivered to the corporation or to the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                • 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
                                                                • Lease-sale: means an agreement whereby the possession and use of assets and properties would be transferred to a lessee-purchaser for a stated or determinable term in time, during or at the end of which such lessee-purchaser would have the right and be obligated, or would have the option, to purchase and acquire, or would without further act acquire, fee simple title to such assets and properties for a price expressly stated in the agreement or for a price determinable by a formula contained in the agreement, whether or not any portion of any lease-hold or rental payments would be creditable as a part of such price. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
                                                                • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
                                                                • Lender: means "lender" as defined in 24 CFR 3500. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                • lender: means :

                                                                  • (A) A bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, savings institution, or credit union chartered under the laws of the United States or of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102

                                                                  • Lending institution: means any bank, trust company, savings bank, national banking association, federal national mortgage association approved mortgage banker, savings and loan association, building and loan association, credit union, mortgage banker or other financial institution or governmental agency that customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgages on residential housing in the state or any holding company for any of the lending institutions and that is located in the state. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                                  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                                                                  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency, permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                  • Licensee: means a person licensed to provide deferred presentment services pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102
                                                                  • Licensee: means a check cashing business licensed by the commissioner to engage in that business in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                                                                  • Licensing: includes the agency process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                  • Licensing authority: means the officer, board, agency, court or other authority in this state empowered to license or otherwise authorize the rendition of a professional service. See Tennessee Code 48-248-102
                                                                  • Licensing authority: means any state regulatory board, commission, council, or committee in the executive branch of state government established by statute or rule that issues any license, certificate, registration, certification, permit, or other similar document for the purpose of entry into, or regulation of, any occupational or professional group. See Tennessee Code 4-5-501
                                                                  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                                                                  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
                                                                  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                                                                  • Litigation financier: means a person, entity or partnership engaged in the business of litigation financing. See Tennessee Code 47-16-102
                                                                  • Litter: includes garbage, refuse, rubbish and all other waste material, including a tobacco product as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 39-14-501
                                                                  • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals which 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 39-14-201
                                                                  • 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
                                                                  • LLC: means a limited liability company, organized under chapters 201-248 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                  • LLC documents: means either, or both:

                                                                    • (A) An LLC's articles. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                                                                    • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for an authority to loan the proceeds derived from the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to this chapter to one (1) or more contracting parties to be used to pay the cost of one (1) or more projects and providing for the repayment of such loan by the other contracting party or parties, and which may provide for such loans to be secured by or evidenced by one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the contracting party or parties, delivered to the authority or to a trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                    • Loan agreement: means an agreement providing for a corporation to loan the proceeds derived from the issuance of bonds pursuant to this chapter to one (1) or more contracting parties to be used to pay the cost of one (1) or more projects and providing for the repayment of such loan by the other contracting party or parties, and that may provide for such loans to be secured or evidenced by one (1) or more notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured debt obligations of the contracting party or parties, delivered to the corporation or to the trustee under the indenture pursuant to which the bonds were issued. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                    • Loan closing: means that time agreed upon by the borrower and lender, when the execution of the loan documents by the borrower occurs. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                    • Loan documents: means the note evidencing the debt due the lender, the deed of trust, or mortgage securing the debt due to the lender, and any other documents required by the lender to be executed by the borrower as a part of the transaction. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                    • Loan funds: means the gross or net proceeds of the loan to be disbursed by the lender, in one (1) of the forms identified in subdivision (3), at loan closing. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                    • Local exchange company: includes telecommunications service providers as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                    • Local government: means a municipality, county or county having a metropolitan form of government. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1902
                                                                    • Local government: means a county, municipality, or county with a metropolitan form of government. See Tennessee Code 7-51-2001
                                                                    • Local government: means any county, municipality, city or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5002
                                                                    • Local government: means any county, municipality, city or other political subdivision of this state, including any school districts or school systems created thereby. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5525
                                                                    • Local governmental entity: means a governing body, board, commission, committee, department, or law enforcement agency of a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102
                                                                    • local governments: refers to either the city council, governing body of any county having a metropolitan form of government, or county legislative body which regulates any host community being considered for refugee resettlement activity. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102
                                                                    • Location: means the proposed area for which digging or excavating is scheduled within three (3) to ten (10) working days, such area not to exceed two thousand feet (2,000?) in length unless an excavator and an operator or an operator's designated representative, such as a one-call service, agree to a larger area. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                    • Majority vote: means , with respect to a vote of the members, managers, or directors, as applicable:

                                                                      • (A) If voting on a per capita basis, a majority in number of the members, managers or directors, as applicable, entitled to vote on a specific matter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102

                                                                      • Manager: means a person who is vested with authority as a manager under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                      • Manager: means a person elected, appointed, or otherwise designated as a manager by the governing body, and any other person considered elected as a manager pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                      • Manager-managed LLC: means an LLC that is so designated in its articles. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                      • Manufactured: means creating a firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition from basic materials for functional usefulness, including, but not limited to, forging, casting, machining or other processes for working materials. See Tennessee Code 4-54-103
                                                                      • Masochism: means sexual gratification achieved by a person through, or the association of sexual activity with, submission or subjection to physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                                                      • Massage parlor: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing massage or tanning services where one (1) or more of the employees exposes to public view of the patrons within such establishment, at any time, the bare female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola, human genitals, pubic region, or buttocks, even if partially covered by opaque material or completely covered by translucent material. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                      • Master settlement agreement: means the settlement agreement, and related documents, entered into in the fall of 1998 by the state and leading United States tobacco product manufacturers. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
                                                                      • Mechanized equipment: means equipment operated by means of mechanical power including trenchers, bulldozers, power shovels, augers, backhoes, scrapers, drills, cable and pipe plows and other equipment used for plowing-in or pulling-in cable or pipe. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                      • Member: means a person that has been admitted to an LLC as a member, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                      • Member: means a person having the right to vote for the directors of a cooperative and upon other matters as provided in this chapter, a cooperative's articles of incorporation or bylaws, and includes each incorporator of a cooperative thereof, and also a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                      • Member: means each incorporator of a cooperative and each person admitted to and retaining membership in the cooperative, and includes a husband and wife admitted to joint membership. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
                                                                      • Member: means a person reflected in the required records of an LLC as the owner of some governance rights of a membership interest of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                      • Member-managed: means an LLC organized pursuant to this title that has elected pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                      • Membership: means the rights and obligations a member has pursuant to a corporation's charter, bylaws and chapters 51-68 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                                                      • Membership interest: means a member's interest in an LLC, which shall consist of the member's financial rights and governance rights. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                      • Membership interest: means a member's interest in an LLC consisting of a member's financial rights, a member's right to assign financial rights as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                      • Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                                                      • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                      • Minor: means any person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                      • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
                                                                      • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
                                                                      • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                      • Month: means the time from any day of any month to the corresponding day of the succeeding month, if any, and if none, the last day of the succeeding month. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                      • Mortgage: includes a mortgage, deed of trust, or other conveyance of real property securing obligations, except instruments creating or perfecting a security interest in fixtures which do not include other real property. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101
                                                                      • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                                                                      • Mortgage: means a "mortgage" or "deed of trust" as defined in and allowed pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                      • Mortgage lender: includes a "mortgage loan broker" and "mortgage loan servicer". See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                      • Mortgage loan: means any loan secured by a mortgage, intended for any purpose. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                      • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
                                                                      • Mortgage loan broker: means any person who, for compensation or other gain, paid directly or indirectly, or in expectation of compensation or other gain, solicits, processes, places, negotiates or originates mortgage loans for others, or offers to solicit, process, place, negotiate or originate mortgage loans for others, or who close mortgage loans that may be in the mortgage loan broker's own name with funds provided by others and which loans are thereafter assigned to the person providing the funding of such loans. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                      • Mortgage loan servicer: means any person who, in the regular course of business, assumes responsibility for servicing and accepting payments for a mortgage loan. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                      • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
                                                                      • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
                                                                      • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                                                      • Municipal court: includes the city, town, mayor's, recorder's or municipal court, or other similarly functioning court, however designated, for any city, town, municipality or metropolitan government, whether the court exists pursuant to general statute, local law, private act, charter provision, municipal law, municipal ordinance or other legal authorization. See Tennessee Code 16-18-301
                                                                      • Municipal electric system: means any electric system owned by any county, municipality, power district, or other subdivision of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
                                                                      • municipal electric utility: means any governmental entity as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-36-102
                                                                      • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                                                      • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated city or town in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-52-102
                                                                      • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county that now or hereafter owns and operates an electric system and buys all or part of its power requirements for resale and distribution from the Tennessee Valley authority. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                      • Municipality: means any town, city, metropolitan government, county or power district of this state, and for all purposes except in §. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                                                                      • Municipality: includes any county, or incorporated city or town of the state. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
                                                                      • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which an authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                                                      • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which an authority may be organized. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                      • Municipality: means any municipality or county incorporated or existing under the laws of Tennessee, or any combination of any municipality or county incorporated or existing under the laws of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
                                                                      • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                      • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
                                                                      • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
                                                                      • Neglect: means :

                                                                        • (i) The failure of a caregiver to provide the care, supervision, or services necessary to maintain the physical health of an elderly or vulnerable adult, including, but not limited to, the provision of food, water, clothing, medicine, shelter, medical services, a medical treatment plan prescribed by a healthcare professional, basic hygiene, or supervision that a reasonable person would consider essential for the weIl-being of an elderly or vulnerable adult. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501

                                                                        • Net plant value of the electric plant: means the depreciated original cost of the electric plant, in service and held for future use, and the book value of construction work in progress, all as shown on the books of the electric system and all of which are for use in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                        • Net worth: means the difference between a cooperative's assets and liabilities, which liabilities shall not include any amounts of patronage capital assigned or assignable to patrons on the cooperative's books or carried on such books even though not so assigned or assignable, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and methods and the accounting system applicable to such cooperative, as most recently, but not more than sixty (60) days, reflected in its books of account and balance sheet prior to the date of a member meeting at which a vote will be taken on whether to sell or to lease-sell all or a substantial portion of the assets and properties which are devoted to and are used or useful in pursuing a primary purpose. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                        • 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.
                                                                        • Non-consumer owned electric system: means any public electric system other than electric and community service cooperatives and municipal electric systems. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
                                                                        • Non-livestock animal: means a pet normally maintained in or near the household or households of its owner or owners, other domesticated animal, previously captured wildlife, an exotic animal, or any other pet, including but not limited to, pet rabbits, a pet chick, duck, or pot bellied pig that is not classified as "livestock" pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 39-14-201
                                                                        • Nonadversarial approach: means that the district attorney general and the defense attorney work together for the benefit of the veterans treatment court program participants and the program. See Tennessee Code 16-6-101
                                                                        • Nonadversarial approach: means that the district attorney general and the defense attorney work together for the benefit of the drug court treatment program participants and the program. See Tennessee Code 16-22-103
                                                                        • notes: means the bonds and notes respectively authorized to be issued by counties under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                                        • Notice: means , when required by this part, placing the document in the United States mail with sufficient first-class postage to carry it to its destination to the address of the person being notified as contained in their application, unless such person has notified the board in writing of such person's new address. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                        • Notice of meeting: means the notice of meeting referred to in this part. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                                                        • nursery stock: means all trees, shrubs, or other plants, or parts of such trees, shrubs or other plants, grown or kept for, or capable of, propagation, distribution or sale on a commercial basis. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                        • 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.
                                                                        • Obtain: includes , but is not limited to, the taking, carrying away or the sale, conveyance or transfer of title to or interest in or possession of property, and includes, but is not limited to, conduct known as larceny, larceny by trick, larceny by conversion, embezzlement, extortion or obtaining property by false pretenses. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                        • Occupied: means the condition of the lawful physical presence of any person at any time while the defendant is within the habitation or other building. See Tennessee Code 39-14-401
                                                                        • Officer: means an individual, who is vested with authority as an officer under §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                        • Official: means an agent, employee, member, or representative of a state governmental entity, but does not mean the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102
                                                                        • Official: means an agent, employee, member, or representative of a local governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102
                                                                        • Official fees: means :

                                                                          • (A) The fees prescribed by law for filing, recording or otherwise perfecting or releasing or satisfying any title or lien retained or taken by seller in connection with a retail installment transaction. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102

                                                                          • Official proceeding: means any type of administrative, executive, legislative or judicial proceeding that may be conducted before a public servant authorized by law to take statements under oath. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                          • One-Call Service: means a telephone notification service described in §. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                          • Open office: means an office at the escort service from which the escort business is transacted and that is open to patrons or prospective patrons during all hours during which escorts are working, which is managed or operated by an employee, officer, director or owner of the escort service having authority to bind the service to escort and patron contracts and adjust patron and consumer complaints. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                          • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
                                                                          • Open-end credit agreement: means a revolving credit agreement that is secured by a mortgage and that is not entered into for commercial purposes. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101
                                                                          • Open-end mortgage: means a mortgage securing an open-end credit agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101
                                                                          • operating: means that:

                                                                            • (A) A charter has been issued to a bank by the United States comptroller of the currency or a certificate of authority has been issued by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103

                                                                            • Operating agreement: means an agreement described in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • Operating agreement: means a written agreement described in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                            • Operator: means any person, partnership, or corporation operating, conducting or maintaining an adult-oriented establishment. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                            • Operator: means any person who owns or operates a utility. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                            • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
                                                                            • Order: means an agency action of particular applicability that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities or other legal interests of a specific person or persons. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                            • Ordinance: means any ordinance adopted by governing bodies pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                                            • other contracting party: means any party, including a municipality, to a sale contract, lease agreement or loan agreement, other than the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                            • other contracting party: means any party to a sale contract or loan agreement except the corporation. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                            • Other governing body: means only that body having the taxing authority. See Tennessee Code 5-16-101
                                                                            • Other governing body: means only that body having the taxing authority. See Tennessee Code 5-19-102
                                                                            • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
                                                                            • Output: means data, facts, concepts or instructions produced or retrieved by computers from computers or computer memory storage devices. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                            • Outstanding balance: means the current net amount of money owed by the borrower to the lender, calculated in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                                            • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                                                            • Owner: means a person in lawful possession of property whether the possession is actual or constructive. See Tennessee Code 39-14-401
                                                                            • Owner: means an owner or lessee of a computer or a computer network, or an owner, lessee or licensee of computer data, computer programs, or computer software. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                            • Owner: means a person who has title to the property, lawful possession of the property, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                                                                            • Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                            • Owner: means the owner of any property, any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety of the whole or a part of any structure which is capable of receiving service by a utility. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
                                                                            • Owners: means members in the case of an LLC, shareholders in the case of a corporation, partners in the case of general or limited partnerships and the equivalent with respect to other entities. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                            • parking authority: means any public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                                                            • Participating municipality: means any city, town or county, which city, town or county, pursuant to a resolution of its governing body and an agreement with the creating municipality, shall have sold, leased, dedicated, donated or otherwise conveyed its hospitals to the authority for operation by the authority in order to make such hospital an operational part of its health care system. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                                            • 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.
                                                                            • Party: means each person or agency named or admitted as a party, or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                            • Patron: means a person agreeing to receive or already receiving or who in the past has received one (1) or more of the services rendered by a cooperative, whether such person is a member thereof or not, and "nonmember patron" means such a person who or which is not or was not a member. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                            • Payment instrument: means a check, draft, warrant, money order, traveler's check or other instrument for payment of money, whether or not negotiable. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                                                                            • Payments in lieu of taxes: means any amount negotiated separately from rent in lieu of applicable ad valorem taxes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                            • Pecuniary benefit: means benefit in the form of money, property, commercial interests or anything else, the primary significance of which is economic gain. See Tennessee Code 39-16-101
                                                                            • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, any sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation or limited liability company duly qualified to do business in Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, group of individuals, partnership, association, corporation, or any other business unit or legal entity. See Tennessee Code 45-17-102
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited partnership, firm, corporation or association. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other group, however organized, but does not include the governments of the United States or this state or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Tennessee Code 45-18-102
                                                                            • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, or any other business unit or legal entity, as the context may require. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, partnership, limited partnership, firm, corporation or association. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                                                            • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, nonprofit corporation, joint-stock company, firm, trust, partnership, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                                                                            • Person: means an individual or an entity. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • 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
                                                                            • person: means an individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation or any other organization or group of persons. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
                                                                            • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, cooperative, business trust, partnership and federal, state or local governments, or departments, agencies or any other political subdivision thereof. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                            • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association, business trust, partnership, joint venture, municipality, and public, municipal, nonprofit, or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, and any governmental agency or county of this state and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                                                                            • Person: includes any natural person, firm, association, corporation, business trust, partnership, federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof, or any body politic. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
                                                                            • Person: means any individual. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, trust, estate, partnership, joint venture, or association. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                                                            • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, company, partnership, association or organization of any kind, public or private. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
                                                                            • Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                            • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any character, including another agency. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                            • 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
                                                                            • Personal representative: means , as to an individual, the executor, administrator, guardian, conservator, trustee or other legal representative of the individual, and, as to an entity, the legal representative or successor of the entity. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • Persons and families of low and moderate income: means persons and families, regardless of race, creed, national origin, age or sex, deemed to require such assistance as is made available by this chapter with the income limits established for each county by the governing body of such county, except that the income limits cannot exceed the income limits set by the Tennessee housing development agency for its programs. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                                            • Physical harm: means physical pain or injury, regardless of gravity or duration. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
                                                                            • 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.
                                                                            • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
                                                                            • 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.
                                                                            • PLLC: means an LLC, other than a foreign professional LLC, which has elected to become subject to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-248-102
                                                                            • PLLC: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • Points and fees: means as defined in 12 CFR 226. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                            • Policy: means any statement, document, or guideline prepared or issued by any agency pursuant to its delegated authority that merely defines or explains the meaning of a statute or a rule. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                            • Political subdivision: means any local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, public building authority, and development district created and existing pursuant to the laws of this state, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the named local governmental entities. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                                                            • Pollution: means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substances, including noise, in any air or water of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee affecting the physical, chemical or biological properties of any air or waters of or adjacent to the state of Tennessee in a manner and to an extent that renders or is likely to render such air or waters inimical or harmful to the public health, safety or welfare, or to animal, bird or aquatic life, or to the use of such air or waters for domestic, industrial, agricultural or recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                            • Possession: means actual care, custody, control, or management. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                                                                            • 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
                                                                            • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
                                                                            • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
                                                                            • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
                                                                            • Primary purpose: means one (1) of the purposes provided for in §. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                            • Principal executive office: means the office, in or out of this state, that is designated as the principal executive office of a domestic or foreign LLC in its articles or in an application for a certificate of authority, as applicable, as thereafter changed from time to time in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • Principal executive office: means an office, in or out of this state, where the principal office of the chief manager of the LLC or foreign LLC is located. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                            • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                            • Private act: includes , without limitation, the charter and any amendments to the charter of any home rule municipality or any metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                            • private club: means a club or organization that operates for the purpose of providing members of the club with the opportunity to engage in or view live specified sexual activities, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 7-51-601
                                                                            • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                                                            • Probate: Proving a will
                                                                            • Probate court: means the court having jurisdiction over the administration of the estates of decedents. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                            • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                                                                            • Proceeding: means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, and whether formal or informal. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                            • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                            • Proceeds: includes gross profits from the commission of any specified unlawful activity, including property, real, personal or intangible of any kind, acquired or derived, directly or indirectly, from, produced through, realized through or caused by an act or omission. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
                                                                            • Procurement: means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring any goods or services. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                                            • Production company: means any person or entity that produces a film, movie, pilot, or show in this state. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                                                                            • Professional service: means a service that may be lawfully rendered only by a person licensed or otherwise authorized by a licensing authority in this state to render the service and that may not be lawfully rendered by a corporation under the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 11-27 of this title or by an LLC under chapters 201-248 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-248-102
                                                                            • Project: means a lot or lots, buildings and structures above, at or below the surface of the earth, including, but not limited to, rights-of-way, equipment, entrances, exits, driveways, approaches, ramps, garages, meters, pedestrian ways, fencing, landscaping and all other facilities and accessories necessary or desirable for or in connection with the parking or storing of vehicles of any kind, and ancillary spaces, uses, and structures related to, located within or adjacent to the facilities and accessories. See Tennessee Code 7-65-102
                                                                            • Project: means any building, sports complex, stadium, arena, sports and recreational facility, or any other structure or facility constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter, and also includes, but is not limited to, roads, streets, highways, curbs, bridges, flood control facilities, and utility services, such as water, sanitary sewer, electricity, gas and natural gas, and telecommunications that are constructed, leased, equipped, renovated or acquired as a supporting system or facility for any of the purposes set forth in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                            • Project: means any facilities or group of facilities to be owned or controlled (either through ownership, lease or an easement) by the authority or other governmental entity and that is available for use by the public including, without limitation, visitor centers, recreational facilities such as greenways and trails, and other governmentally-owned tourist attractions. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
                                                                            • Project: means all or any part of, or any interest in:

                                                                              • (A) Any land and building, including office building, any facility or other improvement on the land, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, that shall be suitable for the following or by any combination of two (2) or more thereof:

                                                                                • (i) Any industry for the manufacturing, processing or assembling of any agricultural, mining, or manufactured products. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101

                                                                                • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                • Property: shall include :

                                                                                  • (A) Real property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601

                                                                                  • Property: means any real or personal property and includes any document, record, research data, paper, or computer storage medium. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
                                                                                  • Property: means anything of value, and includes any interest in property, including any benefit, privilege, claim or right with respect to anything of value, whether real or personal, tangible or intangible. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
                                                                                  • Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                                  • Proposed area of excavation: means a general surface location which excavators are to furnish to operators of underground utilities or to a one-call service as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                                  • Proposer: includes a "bidder" or "proposer" that is a legal entity that has properly registered as required by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                                                  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                                                                                  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
                                                                                  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                                                                                  • Public electric system: includes electric and community service cooperatives, municipal electric systems, and every individual, co-partnership, association, corporation or joint stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, that own, operate, manage, or control any electric power system, plant, or equipment within Tennessee affected by and dedicated to public use. See Tennessee Code 65-34-102
                                                                                  • 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 right-of-way: means the area on, along, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, sidewalk, alley, bridge or waterway that is not private property. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                                                  • Public servant: means a person elected, selected, appointed, employed, or otherwise designated as one (1) of the following even if the public servant has not yet qualified for office or assumed the duties:

                                                                                    • (A) An officer, employee, or agent of government. See Tennessee Code 39-16-401

                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                      • Publication: means a posting of materials on the appropriate web site by the secretary of state that have been submitted in accordance with this chapter or any other information for which the secretary of state is responsible. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                                      • Purposes of this chapter: means ameliorating the deterioration of counties by preserving and expanding employment opportunities in the construction and related industries and the tax base of counties by undertaking or assisting in the financing of home mortgages for persons and families of lower and moderate income. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                                                      • Qualified alien: means :

                                                                                        • (A) A qualified alien as defined by 8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102

                                                                                        • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                                                                                        • Radio common carrier system: means any facility within this state which is operated to perform for hire the service of radio communications to members of the public who subscribe to such service. See Tennessee Code 65-30-103
                                                                                        • Rap parlor: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing nonprofessional conversation or similar service for adults. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                                        • Rate threshold: means that the annual percentage rate of the loan at the time the loan is consummated is such that the loan is considered a mortgage pursuant to § 152 of the Home Ownership Equity Protection Act of 1994, codified as 15 U. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                                        • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Federal law that, among other things, requires lenders to provide "good faith" estimates of settlement costs and make other disclosures regarding the mortgage loan. RESPA also limits the amount of funds held in escrow for real estate taxes and insurance. Source: OCC
                                                                                        • 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
                                                                                        • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
                                                                                        • Reckless: means that a person acts recklessly with respect to circumstances surrounding the conduct or the result of the conduct when the person is aware of, but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                                        • 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 in a tangible medium, or that is stored in an electronic or other medium, and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                        • Record date: means the date established under chapter 16 or 17 on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders for purposes of chapters 11-27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                        • 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
                                                                                        • Refuse: includes all putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste. See Tennessee Code 39-14-501
                                                                                        • Registered agent: means the person designated as the registered agent of a domestic or foreign LLC in its articles or in an application for a certificate of authority, as applicable, as thereafter changed from time to time in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                        • Registered office: means the office in this state that is designated as the registered office of a domestic or foreign LLC in its articles or in an application for a certificate of authority, as applicable, as thereafter changed from time to time in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                        • Registered office: means the place in this state designated in the articles as the registered office of the LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                        • Relative: means a spouse. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
                                                                                        • Released claims: means released claims as defined in the master settlement agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
                                                                                        • Releasing parties: means releasing parties as defined in the master settlement agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
                                                                                        • 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.
                                                                                        • remains: means the body of a deceased person, including the body in any stage of decomposition, and cremated remains. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
                                                                                        • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
                                                                                        • Rent: means a charge for use of property, including the lessee's obligation to repay debt issued or assumed by a lessor, or rent implied by the lessee's stated obligation to construct improvements. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                                        • 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
                                                                                        • Representative: means , as to a foreign LLC, a director, manager, officer, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                        • Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                        • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
                                                                                        • Resolution: means any resolution duly adopted by a governing body pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 7-51-901
                                                                                        • Resolution: means any resolution adopted by governing bodies pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                                                        • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                                                                                        • Retail business: means a retail establishment providing general retail sales or services to consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                                        • Retail charge agreement: means an instrument or instruments prescribing the terms of retail installment transactions which may be made thereafter from time to time pursuant thereto, under which the buyer's total unpaid balance, whenever incurred, is payable in installments over a period of time and under the terms of which a time price differential, as defined in subdivision (10), is to be computed in relation to the buyer's unpaid balance from time to time. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                                                        • Retailer: means a person or entity that sells goods or services on behalf of a state governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                                                                        • revenue bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority issued pursuant to this chapter, or pursuant to any other law, as supplemented by, or in conjunction with, this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                                        • Reverse mortgage: means a mortgage or deed of trust securing a home equity conversion loan or reverse mortgage loan. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                                                        • Reverse mortgage loan: means a home equity conversion mortgage loan issued under the terms of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                                                        • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
                                                                                        • Revolving credit agreement: means a written agreement between a creditor and one (1) or more borrowers, under which:

                                                                                          • (A) It is contemplated that future advances of money or credit may be made on the request or demand of the borrower. See Tennessee Code 47-28-101

                                                                                          • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
                                                                                          • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                          • Rubbish: includes nonputrescible solid waste consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste. See Tennessee Code 39-14-501
                                                                                          • Rule: includes the establishment of a fee and the amendment or repeal of a prior rule. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                                          • Sadism: means sexual gratification achieved through, or the association of sexual activity with, the infliction of physical pain, suffering, humiliation, torture or death upon another person or animal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                                                                          • Sale contract: means a contract providing for the sale of one (1) or more projects to one (1) or more contracting parties and includes a contract providing for payment of the purchase price in one (1) or more installments. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                                          • Sale contract: means a contract providing for the sale of one (1) or more projects to one (1) or more contracting parties and includes a contract providing for payment of the purchase price in one (1) or more installments. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                                          • Sanctuary policy: means any directive, order, ordinance, resolution, practice, or policy, whether formally enacted, informally adopted, or otherwise effectuated, that:

                                                                                            • (A) Limits or prohibits any state governmental entity or official from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102

                                                                                            • Sanctuary policy: means any directive, order, ordinance, resolution, practice, or policy, whether formally enacted, informally adopted, or otherwise effectuated, that:

                                                                                              • (A) Limits or prohibits any local governmental entity or official from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien. See Tennessee Code 7-68-102

                                                                                              • Sauna: means an establishment or place primarily in the business of providing:

                                                                                                • (A) A steam bath. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                                                                • SAVE program: means the systematic alien verification for entitlements program created pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8 U. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                                                                                • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                • secondary purpose: means one (1) of the purposes provided for in §. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                                                • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors has delegated responsibility under §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                • Secretary of state: means the individual who holds the office of secretary of state of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                                • Secretary of state: means the person who holds the office of secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                • Securitized: means converting mortgages or deeds of trust into securities that may be purchased by investors. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                                                                • seller: means a person regularly engaged in, and whose business consists to a substantial extent of, selling goods to a retail buyer. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                                                                • Series: means a category of membership interests, within a class of membership interests, that have some of the same rights and preferences as other membership interests within the same class, but that differ in one (1) or more rights and preferences from another category of membership interests within that class. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that involves:

                                                                                                  • (A) A substantial risk of death. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106

                                                                                                  • Serious psychological injury: means any mental harm that would normally require extended medical treatment, including hospitalization or institutionalization, or mental harm involving any degree of prolonged incapacity. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501 v2
                                                                                                  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                                                                                  • Servicer: means any person who in the regular course of business assumes responsibility for servicing and accepting payments for a high-cost home loan. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                                                  • Services: includes , but is not limited to, the use of a computer, a computer system, a computer network, computer software, computer program, or data to perform tasks. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                                                  • Services: means all services and agreements obligating the state, except services for highway and road improvements, which are governed by title 54, and designer and construction services, which are governed under chapter 15 of this title. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                                                                  • Services: means work or labor furnished, whether or not furnished in connection with the delivery, installation, servicing, repair or improvement of goods and includes repairs, alterations or improvements upon or in connection with real property. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                                                                  • Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                                                                                  • services: includes sales, exchanges, rentals, repairs and maintenance of land, facilities, equipment, machinery, appliances, accessories and goods and the financing of their acquisition by patrons. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                                                  • Services: means acts performed by a cemetery company on its premises in the final interment of human remains or the installation of cemetery merchandise used in connection with final interment. See Tennessee Code 46-1-102
                                                                                                  • Settlement: means the time when the settlement agent has received the duly executed deed, loan funds, loan documents, and other documents and funds required to carry out the terms of the contract between the parties, and the settlement agent reasonably determines that prerecordation conditions of such contracts have been satisfied. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                                                  • 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.
                                                                                                  • Settlement agent: means the person, other than a mortgage lender, responsible for conducting the settlement and disbursement of the settlement proceeds, and includes any individual, corporation, partnership, or other entity conducting the settlement, collection and disbursement of loan proceeds. See Tennessee Code 47-32-102
                                                                                                  • SEVIS system: means the student and exchange visitor information system created pursuant to § 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208 (as amended) (8 USCS § 1372), and operated by the United States department of homeland security, or any successor program thereto. See Tennessee Code 4-58-102
                                                                                                  • Sexual conduct: means the engaging in or the commission of an act of sexual intercourse, oral-genital contact, or the touching of the sexual organs, pubic region, buttocks or female breast of a person for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of another person. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                                                  • Sexual encounter center: means a business or commercial enterprise that, as one of its primary business purposes, offers for any form of consideration:

                                                                                                    • (A) Physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                                                                    • Sexual exploitation: includes , but is not limited to, fondling. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501 v2
                                                                                                    • Sexual gratification: means sexual conduct as defined in this section. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                                                    • Sexual stimulation: means to excite or arouse the prurient interest or to offer or solicit acts of sexual conduct as defined in this section. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102
                                                                                                    • Sexually-oriented escort: is a n escort that:

                                                                                                      • (A) Employs as an employee, agent, or independent contractor an escort bureau runner. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                                                                      • Sexually-oriented material: means any book, article, magazine, publication or written matter of any kind, drawing, etching, painting, photograph, motion picture film or sound recording that depicts sexual activity, actual or simulated, involving human beings or human beings and animals, that exhibits uncovered human genitals or pubic region in a lewd or lascivious manner, or that exhibits human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely covered. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401
                                                                                                      • Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                      • Shared appreciation: means an agreement by the lender and the borrower that, in addition to any interest accruing on the outstanding balance of a reverse mortgage loan, the lender may collect an additional amount equal to a percentage of any net appreciated value of the property during the term of the reverse mortgage loan. See Tennessee Code 47-30-102
                                                                                                      • Shared electronic network: means any system by which a person may initiate any financial transaction from an electronic terminal owned or operated by any person other than a financial institution with whom the person has a deposit, share, or other account or credit facility. See Tennessee Code 45-16-101
                                                                                                      • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                      • signature: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a document:

                                                                                                        • (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol to a document, and includes any manual, facsimile, or conformed signature. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201

                                                                                                        • 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, including its affiliates, that employs fifty (50) or fewer full-time employees. See Tennessee Code 4-5-102
                                                                                                        • Solid waste: means all municipal, commercial, or industrial solid waste, garbage, rubbish, refuse, and other such similar and related materials, including, without limitation, recyclable materials when they become discarded, except those excluded by the department of environment and conservation, which will designate as "special waste" any hazardous or other waste it determines should not be processed in an energy production facility for reasons of public health or safety or because the nature of the waste is such that it is not suitable for processing in an energy production facility. See Tennessee Code 7-54-101
                                                                                                        • Solid waste: means all municipal, commercial, or industrial solid waste normally collected and disposed of by local governments, such as garbage, rubbish, refuse, and other such similar and related materials, except those excluded by the department, which shall designate as "special waste" any hazardous or other waste it determines should not be processed in an approved system for reasons of public health or safety, or because the nature of the waste is such that it is not suitable for processing in an approved system, and such materials as are normally collected or accepted by private industry for the purpose of recycling and are not normally collected or accepted by local governments. See Tennessee Code 7-58-101
                                                                                                        • Specified anatomical areas: means :

                                                                                                          • (A) Less than completely and opaquely covered:

                                                                                                            • (i) Human genitals. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                                                                            • Specified sexual activities: means :

                                                                                                              • (A) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1102

                                                                                                              • Specified sexual activities: means activities, services or performances that include the following sexual activities or the exhibition of the following anatomical areas:

                                                                                                                • (A) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal. See Tennessee Code 7-51-1401

                                                                                                                • Specified unlawful activity: means any act, including any preparatory or completed offense, committed for financial gain that is punishable as a felony under the laws of this state, or if the act occurred outside this state, would be punishable by confinement for more than one (1) year under the laws of the state in which it occurred. See Tennessee Code 39-14-902
                                                                                                                • Sports and recreational facilities: means and includes facilities for any and all types of sports and recreational pursuits, including, but not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field meets, swimming and diving meets, and any and all other sports, games, events or exhibitions that add to the recreational enrichment of the community. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                                                                • sports authority: means any public corporation organized pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                                                                • 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 39-14-802
                                                                                                                • State: means the state of Tennessee and, unless otherwise indicated by the context, any agency, authority, branch, bureau, commission, corporation, department or instrumentality of the state, now or hereafter existing. See Tennessee Code 7-67-103
                                                                                                                • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                                                                                • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-60-103
                                                                                                                • State communications: refers to the transmission of voice, data, video, the written word or other visual signals by electronic means but does not include broadcast radio and television facilities. See Tennessee Code 4-3-5525
                                                                                                                • State governmental entity: means a state agency, department, board, or commission, or a public corporation or quasi-public instrumentality that performs essential public functions entrusted to it by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                                                                                                • State governmental entity: means any state agency, bureau, commission, council, department, law enforcement agency, or unit thereof, but does not mean the office of the attorney general and reporter. See Tennessee Code 4-42-102
                                                                                                                • State-certified production: means a film, movie, pilot, or show. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
                                                                                                                • Statement: means any representation of fact. See Tennessee Code 39-16-501
                                                                                                                • 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.
                                                                                                                • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                                                                                                • Substantial portion: means ten percent (10%) or more of the value in dollars of a cooperative's assets and properties as appropriately stated in its books of account. See Tennessee Code 65-25-102
                                                                                                                • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                                                                                                • Supervisory body: means any board or other agency of a municipality established to supervise the management and operation of its electric system and electric operations, or, in the absence of a board or other agency, the governing body of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                                                                • 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 an LLC or a foreign LLC 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 48-249-102
                                                                                                                • 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 an LLC or a foreign LLC 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 48-202-101
                                                                                                                • Taxing jurisdiction: means any county, incorporated city or town, or metropolitan government in Tennessee having the power to levy taxes, or any special taxing district in Tennessee on behalf of which ad valorem property taxes may be levied, for the support of governmental and related activities and services. See Tennessee Code 7-52-303
                                                                                                                • Telephone service: means any communication service whereby communication through the electric or electronic transmission of impulses by or through any media such as wireless technology, wires, cables, microwaves, radio waves, light waves or any combination of such media or any other future transmission technology which may become available to improve communication services, is the principal intended use thereof, and includes all telephone lines, facilities or systems used in the rendition of such service. See Tennessee Code 65-29-103
                                                                                                                • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
                                                                                                                • Tenant or occupant: means any person who occupies the whole or a part of any building, whether alone or with others, and includes the owner. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
                                                                                                                • Tennessee homestead program: means the plan of procedure as provided in this chapter by the Tennessee Homestead Act. See Tennessee Code 7-66-102
                                                                                                                • Tennessee office for refugees: means the state office which administers the refugee program for this state, or the entity or agency to whom the state has delegated such function and that has been designated and recognized by the federal government to administer such program. See Tennessee Code 4-38-102
                                                                                                                • Termination: means the end of an LLC's existence as a legal entity and occurs when the articles of termination are filed with the secretary of state under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                                • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                                                                                                • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                                                                                                • Time price differential: means the amount, however denominated or expressed, which the retail buyer contracts to pay or pays for the privilege of purchasing goods or services to be paid for by the buyer in installments. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                                                                                • To process: means to use a computer to put data through a systematic sequence of operations for the purpose of producing a specified result. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                                                                • Tobacco product manufacturer: means an entity that after May 26, 1999, directly and not exclusively through any affiliate:

                                                                                                                  • (i) Manufactures cigarettes anywhere that such manufacturer intends to be sold in the United States, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer (except where such importer is an original participating manufacturer (as defined in the master settlement agreement), that will be responsible for the payments under the master settlement agreement with respect to such cigarettes as a result of subsection II(mm) of the master settlement agreement and that pays the taxes specified in subsection II(z) of the master settlement agreement, and provided that the manufacturer of such cigarettes does not market or advertise such cigarettes in the United States). See Tennessee Code 47-31-102

                                                                                                                  • 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.
                                                                                                                  • Total loan amount: means the term as defined in 12 CFR 226. See Tennessee Code 45-20-102
                                                                                                                  • Tourism: means the planning and conducting of programs of information and publicity designed to attract tourists, visitors and other interested persons from outside the area of the municipality or municipalities creating the authority and also encouraging and coordinating the efforts of other public and private organizations or groups of citizens to publicize the facilities and attractions of the area, and shall also include the acquisition, construction, and remodeling of facilities useful in the attraction and promoting of tourists, conventions, and recreational business. See Tennessee Code 7-69-102
                                                                                                                  • transaction: means a contract to sell or furnish or the sale of or the furnishing of goods or services by a retail seller to a retail buyer pursuant to a retail installment contract or a retail charge agreement. See Tennessee Code 47-11-102
                                                                                                                  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
                                                                                                                  • Transfer: means an assignment, conveyance, deed, bill of sale, lease, mortgage, security interest, encumbrance, gift and transfer by operation of law. See Tennessee Code 48-249-102
                                                                                                                  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                                                                                                  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                                                                                                  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                                                                                                  • Trustee: means one (1) of the members of the board of an authority appointed in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-57-103
                                                                                                                  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
                                                                                                                  • 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
                                                                                                                  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                                  • Units sold: means the number of individual cigarettes sold to a consumer in the state by the applicable tobacco product manufacturer, whether directly or through a distributor, retailer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries, during the year in question regardless of whether the state excise tax was due or collected. See Tennessee Code 47-31-102
                                                                                                                  • Urban type public facilities: means and includes sanitary and storm sewer lines and facilities, plants for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage and waste matter, facilities and plants for the incineration or other disposal of garbage, trash, ashes and other waste matter, or water supply and distribution lines, facilities and plants, chemical pipelines and docks, or all of these things, and fire protection and emergency medical services. See Tennessee Code 5-16-101
                                                                                                                  • Usage fee: is a ny fee charged by the owner or operator of an electronic terminal on transactions by a holder of a foreign access card. See Tennessee Code 45-16-101
                                                                                                                  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
                                                                                                                  • utility: means any utility which furnishes electricity, gas or water, or converts solid waste into heat, fuel or energy. See Tennessee Code 65-32-103
                                                                                                                  • Utility: means any person, municipality, county, cooperative, board, commission, district or any entity created or authorized by public act, private act or general law to provide electricity, natural gas, water, sanitary sewer service, telephone service, or any combination thereof, for sale to consumers in any particular service area, whether or not regulated by the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101
                                                                                                                  • Utility customer: means :

                                                                                                                    • (A) The person or persons listed on the records of the utility as the customer liable for charges or payment for the utility service. See Tennessee Code 65-35-101

                                                                                                                    • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
                                                                                                                    • Vendor: means a person or entity that provides or proposes to provide goods or services to the state governmental entity pursuant to a major procurement contract, but does not include an employee of the state governmental entity, retailer or a state governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 4-39-101
                                                                                                                    • Vendor: means a legal entity that has been established by the department of finance and administration's division of accounts as a vendor through proper authority for which payment may be made by the state. See Tennessee Code 4-56-101
                                                                                                                    • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                                                                                    • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                                                                                                    • Veterans treatment court program: means a stand-alone veterans treatment court program established by a judge of a court of this state exercising criminal jurisdiction or a veterans court track created within an existing certified drug court. See Tennessee Code 16-6-101
                                                                                                                    • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
                                                                                                                    • Video programming: means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by, a television broadcast station or cable system. See Tennessee Code 7-59-201
                                                                                                                    • Video programming: means programming provided by, or generally considered comparable to programming provided by a television broadcast station, as set forth in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                                                                                    • Video service: means the provision of video programming through wireline facilities located, at least in part, in the public rights-of-way without regard to delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology or any other technology. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                                                                                    • Video service provider: means a provider of video service. See Tennessee Code 7-59-303
                                                                                                                    • Violent offender: means a person who:

                                                                                                                      • (i) Is convicted of an offense, during the course of which:

                                                                                                                        • (a) The person carried, possessed or used a firearm or dangerous weapon. See Tennessee Code 16-22-103

                                                                                                                        • Virus: means a migrating program which, at least, attaches itself to the operating system of any computer it enters and can infect any other computer that has access to an "infected" computer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-601
                                                                                                                        • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote which is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not occurred at the time. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                                                                                                                        • Vulnerable adult: means a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who, because of intellectual disability or physical dysfunction, is unable to fully manage the person's own resources, carry out all or a portion of the activities of daily living, or fully protect against neglect, exploitation, or hazardous or abusive situations without assistance from others. See Tennessee Code 39-15-501
                                                                                                                        • Waiver: means an agreement that does not require the payment of any payments in lieu of taxes for a period of time. See Tennessee Code 7-53-101
                                                                                                                        • Willful noncompliance: means the intentional refusal or failure to perform, or comply with, a duty created or imposed by this chapter or by rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                                                                        • Working day: means every day, except Saturday, Sunday, and national and legal state holidays. See Tennessee Code 65-31-102
                                                                                                                        • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
                                                                                                                        • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
                                                                                                                        • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                                        • written: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                                        • Written action: means a written document signed by those persons required to take the action described. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                                        • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105