Chapter 31 Streets and Other Public Improvements 7-31-101 – 7-31-114
Chapter 32 Improvements by Special Assessment 7-32-101 – 7-32-142
Chapter 33 Improvement Bonds 7-33-101 – 7-33-314
Chapter 34 Revenue Bond Law 7-34-101 – 7-34-118
Chapter 35 Sewers and Waterworks 7-35-101 – 7-35-432
Chapter 36 Municipal Energy Authority Act 7-36-101 – 7-36-132
Chapter 37 Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act of 1951 7-37-101 – 7-37-116
Chapter 38 Private Fire Companies 7-38-101 – 7-38-104
Chapter 39 Energy Acquisition Corporations Act 7-39-101 – 7-39-406
Chapter 40 Border Region Retail Tourism Development District Act 7-40-101 – 7-40-113
Chapter 41 Regional Retail Tourism Development District Act 7-41-101 – 7-41-111

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 7 > Municipal Functions

  • Acquire: means to construct or to acquire by purchase, lease, lease-purchase, devise, gift, exercise of the power of eminent domain, or exercise of any other mode of acquisition. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
  • Act of terrorism: means an act or acts constituting a violation of this part, any other offense under the laws of Tennessee, or an act or acts constituting an offense in any other jurisdiction within or outside the territorial boundaries of the United States that contains all of the elements constituting a violation of this part or is otherwise an offense under the laws of such jurisdiction, that is intended, directly or indirectly, to:

    • (A) Intimidate or coerce a civilian population. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803

    • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
    • Aesthetic plan: means any publicly available written resolution, regulation, policy, site plan, or approved plat establishing generally applicable aesthetic requirements within the authority or designated area within the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
    • 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: when used to indicate a relationship with an interested shareholder, means a person that directly or indirectly through one (1) or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, or is acting in concert with, a specified person. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
    • Affiliate: means :

      • (A)

        • (i) Any person who, directly or indirectly, beneficially owns, controls or holds the power to vote fifteen percent (15%) or more of the outstanding voting securities or other voting ownership interest of a TNInvestco or insurance company. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102

        • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
        • Ag Fiber Technology: means a unique public/private sector coalition organized by Agro-Tech Communications of Memphis, Tennessee and based at Agricenter International in Memphis, Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 43-37-102
        • Agency: means the housing development agency, created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
        • Agency: means the Tennessee housing development agency created by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
        • Agency: means any administrative unit within state government that utilizes one (1) or more printed forms for information reporting by citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
        • Agricultural biomass: means crop residues from commodity crops such as wheat, corn, cotton and new crops such as switchgrass. See Tennessee Code 43-37-102
        • Agricultural district: means those properties residing within a contiguous boundary and meeting appropriate criteria for designation as such by the local soil conservation district. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
        • 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

          • Agritourism activity: includes an activity involving any animal exhibition at an agricultural fair, regardless of the location of the fair. See Tennessee Code 43-39-101
          • Agritourism professional: means any person who is engaged in the business of providing one (1) or more agritourism activities, whether or not for compensation. See Tennessee Code 43-39-101
          • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
          • Allocation date: means the date on which investment tax credits under §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
          • Alternative livestock: means non-traditional livestock that are hoofed and captive-farmed for purposes of agricultural or recreational use, as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
          • 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.
          • Announcement date: when used in reference to any business combination, means the date of the first public announcement of a final definitive proposal for such business combination. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
          • 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
          • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
          • any prior fiscal year: means any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 1984. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
          • Apiary: means a collection of one (1) or more colonies of bees in beehives at a location. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
          • Apiary inspectors: means those persons with relevant qualifications and beekeeping training who are employed by or working under contract with the department of agriculture for the purpose of implementing regulatory programs as directed by the state apiarist. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
          • 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.
          • Appliances: means any apparatus, tools, machines or other devices used in handling and manipulating bees, honey, and wax that may be used in an apiary, or in transporting bees and their products and apiary supplies. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
          • Applicant: means any person who submits an application pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
          • Application: means a request submitted by an applicant to an authority:

            • (A) For a permit to deploy or colocate small wireless facilities in the ROW. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

            • 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 7-39-403
            • 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
            • 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: includes all documents serving a similar function required to be filed with the secretary of state or other state office of the LLC's jurisdiction of organization. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • articles of organization: means in the case of an LLC organized under chapters 201-248 of this title, articles of organization, articles of amendment, articles of correction, certificates of merger, and all similar documents required to be filed with any of the foregoing as part of the formation and continuation of an LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
            • Assessed value basis: means the apportionment of the applicable cost according to the ratio that the assessed value of the individual parcels of property bears to the total assessed value of all such properties at such time as is determined by the legislative body. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
            • Assessment ratio in effect: means that assessment ratio being applied by the comptroller of the treasury in assessing gas system property of private gas 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, or official of the state empowered to so apply such an assessment ratio in assessing gas system property. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
            • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
            • Associate: when used to indicate a relationship with an interested shareholder, means:

              • (A) Any domestic or foreign corporation, partnership, syndicate, joint venture or other unincorporated organization of which such person is an officer, director, manager or partner (either general or limited) or is, directly or indirectly, the beneficial owner of ten percent (10%) or more of any class of voting stock. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

              • Associate: when used to indicate a relationship with any person means:

                • (A) A person that directly or indirectly controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified or who is or intends to act jointly or in concert with such specified person. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302

                • Associated municipality: means a municipality that is located in a county having a population of three hundred thirty-five thousand (335,000) or less, according to the 2010 federal census or any subsequent federal census, and that, as of the date an authority is formed under this chapter, operates an electric system under the authority of chapter 52 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                • Associated municipality: means the municipality for the benefit of which an energy acquisition corporation is organized. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                • Association: means any association or corporation organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
                • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
                • Authority: means an authority created pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                • Authority: means :

                  • (i) Within a municipal boundary, the municipality, regardless of whether such municipality is a metropolitan government. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

                  • 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 investment amount: means fourteen million dollars ($14,000,000) in the case of a qualified TNInvestco receiving one (1) allocation of tax credits and twenty eight million dollars ($28,000,000) in the case of a qualified TNInvestco receiving two (2) allocations of tax credits, which must be available in cash or cash equivalents immediately following the investment by a TNInvestco's participating investors and its owners. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                  • Base tax revenues: means the revenues generated from the collection of state sales and use taxes from all businesses within the applicable border region retail tourism development district as of the end of the fiscal year of this state immediately prior to the year in which the municipality or industrial development corporation is entitled to receive an allocation of tax revenue pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                  • Base tax revenues: means the revenues generated from the collection of state sales and use taxes from all businesses within the applicable regional retail tourism development district as of the end of the fiscal year of this state immediately prior to the year in which the municipality or industrial development corporation is entitled to receive an allocation of tax revenue pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
                  • Bee disease or pest: means a condition in which a colony is infested/infected with a bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic condition or an organism that can or will affect the well-being of a colony. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                  • beehive: means that container or structure used by a beekeeper to provide a cavity in which a colony of bees is expected to establish a permanent nest. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                  • Beekeeper: means any individual, association, corporation, or other entity who deliberately provides nesting sites for colonies of honeybees and attempts to establish and maintain colonies of honeybees at any location. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                  • Beneficial owner: when used with respect to any class or series of shares or other securities, means a person that:

                    • (A) Individually, or with or through any of its affiliates or associates, beneficially owns such shares or other securities, directly or indirectly. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                    • 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
                    • Benefits received basis: means the apportionment of the applicable costs according to an equitable determination by the legislative body of the municipality of the special benefit received by the individual parcel of property from the public facility, taking into account any of the following factors: square footage of parcels or anticipated improvements, or both, front footage, assessed value, type of use, business classification, property location, zones of benefit or a combination of such factors. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                    • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
                    • Best interests of the state: means a determination by the commissioner of revenue, with approval by the commissioner of economic and community development, that:

                      • (A) The economic development project or extraordinary retail or tourism facility within the district is a result of the special allocation and distribution of state sales tax provided for in §? 7-41-106. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103

                      • Bid bond: means a bond conditioned upon the entering into a contract by a bidder, if the bidder receives the award thereof, and furnishing the prescribed payment bond and performance bond. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                      • Bioenergy initiative: means a national partnership coordinated by the United States department of energy to develop an integrated industry to produce power, fuel and chemicals from sources including agricultural biomass. See Tennessee Code 43-37-102
                      • blighted: as used in this part , except in this section and in the definitions in §. See Tennessee Code 13-20-212
                      • board: means the board of directors or other similar governing body of the corporation. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103
                      • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                      • Board: means the local enterprise zone management board appointed by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
                      • Board: means the sex offender treatment board created in §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
                      • Board: as used in this part , means a board of waterworks and/or sewerage commissioners as required and authorized in this section, constituted and appointed as provided in §§ 7-35-407 -- 7-35-409. See Tennessee Code 7-35-406
                      • 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 of supervisors: means the governing body of the local soil conservation district. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
                      • Board-managed: means an LLC organized pursuant to this title that elected pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                      • Bonds: means bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, lease-purchase agreements, and all other evidences of indebtedness either issued by or the payment of which has been assumed by the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                      • Bonds: means any bonds, interim certificates, notes, debentures, or other obligations of the authority issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                      • Bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of a corporation issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                      • Bovine activity: means any activity involving one (1) or more bovine, including, but not limited to:

                        • (A) Grazing, herding, feeding, branding, milking or any other activity that involves the care or maintenance of bovine. See Tennessee Code 44-21-101

                        • Bovine owner: means any person with ownership rights to bovine. See Tennessee Code 44-21-101
                        • Brand name: means any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor or registrant and distinguishing it from that of others. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                        • Breed association: means a bona fide livestock breed association which conducts sales of livestock breeds recognized by the department in which such association assumes responsibility for conducting the sales, assumes title to any livestock sold, and accrues a majority of profits from the sales. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                        • Broker-dealer: includes "broker-dealer" as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                        • Business: means any lawful activity conducted primarily:

                          • (A) For the purchase, sale, lease and rental of personal and real property, and for the manufacturing, processing, or marketing of products, commodities, or any other personal property. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102

                          • 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
                          • Business combination: when used in reference to any resident domestic corporation and any interested shareholder of such resident domestic corporation or any affiliate or associate of such interested shareholder, means:

                            • (A) Any merger or consolidation of such resident domestic corporation or any subsidiary of such resident domestic corporation with:

                              • (i) An interested shareholder or any affiliate or associate of such interested shareholder. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                              • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules (other than the charter) adopted pursuant to chapters 51-68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-51-201
                              • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules, other than the charter, adopted pursuant to chapters 51-68 of this title for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Tennessee Code 48-101-902
                              • Certification: means a voluntary training program approved by the department that when successfully completed authorizes the beekeeper to detect, identify, and control regulated bee diseases and pests in colonies under the management of that beekeeper. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                              • Certified beekeeper: means any person who has successfully met the requirements of a voluntary certification program for beekeepers as approved by the state apiarist. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                              • Chambers: A judge's office.
                              • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                              • Chemical warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, the following agents, or any analog of these agents, intended for use in war or other attack to cause disease or death in humans, animals, or plants:

                                • (A) Nerve agents, including, but not limited to:

                                  • (i) Ethyl NN- dimethylphosphoramidocyanidate (Tabun, or GA). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803

                                  • city: means any town, city, metropolitan government or county. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                                  • City: means the city or town which is, or is about to be, included in the territorial boundaries of an authority when created hereunder. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                  • City clerk: means county clerk. See Tennessee Code 13-20-501
                                  • 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 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
                                  • 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
                                    • Colony: means all of the bees living together as one (1) social unit and may include the bee equipment in which the bees are living. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                                    • Commercial feed: means all materials except unmixed seed, whole and unprocessed, when not adulterated within the meaning of this chapter, that are offered for sale as feed or mixing for feed. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                    • commissioner: is a uthorized to provide for the organization, chartering, incorporation, examination, operation, regulation, safety and soundness of savings banks. See Tennessee Code 45-14-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                    • Commissioner: means one (1) of the members of an authority appointed in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of revenue. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of revenue. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 43-40-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture, or the commissioner's authorized agent. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's designated agent. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                    • 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.
                                    • Communications facility: means the set of equipment and network components, including wires and cables and associated facilities, used by a communications service provider to provide communications service. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                    • Communications service: means cable service as defined in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                    • Communications service provider: means a cable operator as defined in 47 U. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                    • Community: means a city, town, or incorporated village in this state, or where not within any of the foregoing, a trade area in this state. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                    • Community facilities: includes real and personal property, and buildings and equipment for recreation or social assemblies, for educational, health or welfare purposes and necessary utilities when designed primarily for the benefit and use of the housing authority and/or the occupants of the dwelling accommodations. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                    • Company: includes a bank, trust company, corporation, partnership, association, business or other trust, or similar business entity. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                    • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
                                    • Confirmation of good standing: means confirmation by the commissioner of revenue issued through electronic communication to the secretary of state or a certificate of tax clearance that at the time such confirmation is issued 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
                                    • Consignor: means any person consigning, shipping, or delivering livestock to a livestock market for sale, resale, or exchange. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                    • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
                                    • Continuing shares: means shares held continuously of record in the name of the beneficial owner or the beneficial owner's trustee, guardian, administrator, executor, conservator or similar fiduciary on behalf of such beneficial owner, on the resident domestic corporation's stock transfer records or reported to the securities and exchange commission on a Schedule 13D or 13G or Form 3 or 4 filing pursuant to the Exchange Act for one (1) year or more prior to the date of the shareholders' meeting at which the charter or bylaw amendment is considered. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                    • Contract: means any agreement of an authority with or for the benefit of an obligee whether contained in a resolution, trust indenture, mortgage, lease, bond or other instrument. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
                                    • Control: means possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities by contract or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                    • Control: means possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities by contract or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                    • Control: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a person whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302
                                    • Control: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a person whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-103-502
                                    • control: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                    • Control share acquisition: means the acquisition, directly or indirectly, by any person of ownership of, or the power to direct the exercise of voting power with respect to, issued and outstanding control shares. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302
                                    • control shares: includes such shares only to the extent to which their acquisition causes the acquiring person to exceed any threshold of voting power set forth above for which approval has not been obtained previously pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302
                                    • Controlling person: means any person in control of a licensee. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                    • Controlling person: means any person in control of a title pledge lender. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                    • Converting institution: means a financial institution converting to another type of financial institution. See Tennessee Code 45-11-102
                                    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
                                    • Corporation: means a corporation organized under the laws of Tennessee which has become subject to this part pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302
                                    • Corporation: means a corporation created pursuant to this chapter to operate a land bank. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103
                                    • 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 a public benefit or mutual benefit corporation which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to chapters 51-68 of this title, and is recognized as exempt under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See Tennessee Code 48-101-902
                                    • Cost: means all cost of an economic development project in a district incurred by the municipality or industrial development corporation during the investment period, including, but not limited to, the cost of developing the district, as well as acquisition, design, construction, renovation, improvement, demolition, and relocation of any improvements. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                    • Cost: means all costs of an economic development project in a district incurred by the municipality or industrial development corporation, including, but not limited to, the cost of developing the district, as well as acquisition, design, construction, renovation, improvement, demolition, and relocation of any improvements. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                    • Cost of rehabilitation: means the sum total of the costs incurred by an owner and approved by the agency as reasonable and necessary for carrying out the rehabilitation of housing accommodation or accommodations. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                    • Cost of relocation: means the entire amount paid properly attributable to such relocation, after deducting therefrom any increase in the value of the new facility and any salvage value derived from the old facility. See Tennessee Code 13-20-302
                                    • Costs: means cost of labor, materials, equipment necessary to complete an improvement, land, easements, and other necessary expenses connected with an improvement, including preliminary and other surveys, inspections of the work, engineers' fees and costs, attorneys' fees, fiscal agents' fees, preparation of plans and specifications, publication expenses, interest that may become due on bonds before collection of the first improvement assessments, a reasonable allowance for unforeseen contingencies, and other costs of financing. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                    • Council: means the private probation services council. See Tennessee Code 16-3-903
                                    • Council: means the legislative body, council, board of commissioners, board of trustees, or other body charged with governing the city. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                    • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
                                    • 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
                                    • Credit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or by any other name, which purports to evidence an understanding to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
                                    • Custodian: means either the "immediate custodian" or any person to whom the "immediate custodian" reports, the auditor or any other person designated by a corporation's board of directors to respond to a subpoena issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                    • Customer: means a depositor, borrower, member, lessee, other person, or the personal or legal representative or estate thereof, who has, has had, or has contemplated a relationship with the financial institution that caused the financial institution to create, obtain, preserve or maintain financial records pertaining to the person or the person's affairs. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                    • Customer-formula feed: means commercial feed that consists of a mixture of two (2) or more commercial feeds or a mixture of one (1) or more commercial feeds and one (1) or more feed ingredients or a mixture of two (2) or more feed ingredients, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                    • Dairy farm: means any place or premises where one (1) or more cows are kept and from which a part or all of the milk or milk products is provided, sold or offered for sale to a milk plant, transfer station or receiving station. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
                                    • dealer: means any person, including any distributor, processor, bulk handler, or operator of a store, who purchases or receives on consignment or otherwise, milk or milk products of every kind and description, within the state, for sale, shipment, storage, processing or manufacture. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                    • Debit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence known by any name issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of a depositor in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value, payment of which is made against funds previously deposited in an account with the issuer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
                                    • 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
                                      • 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
                                      • Department: means the department of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                      • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                      • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                      • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                      • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                      • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                                      • Department: means the department of environment and conservation, and includes any officer, agency or designee of that department. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                      • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                      • Department: means the department of general services. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                                      • 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 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

                                        • Designated capital: means an amount of money that is invested by a participating investor in a qualified TNInvestco. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                        • Designated entity: means any entity designated by the United States department of state as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with § 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
                                        • Deteriorated: means any structure or vacant or unimproved lot or parcel in a predominantly built-up neighborhood:

                                          • (A) That, because of physical condition or use, is regarded as a public nuisance at common law or has been declared a public nuisance in accordance with local housing, building, plumbing, electrical, fire, health or related codes. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301

                                          • Devise: To gift property by will.
                                          • dilapidation: means extreme deterioration and decay due to lack of repairs to and care of the area. See Tennessee Code 13-20-201
                                          • Director: means the director of the office of business enterprise. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                          • Director: means the commissioner of the department. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                                          • 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
                                          • Disability: means a physical impairment that, in the written opinion of a person's licensed physician, substantially limits one (1) or more of the major life activities of such person and is expected to continue to exist for more than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                          • Disadvantaged business: means a business that is solely owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the outstanding stock of which is owned, by a person who is either:

                                            • (A) By reason of social background unable to obtain technical, business or financial assistance of a quality or quantity similar to that available to the average business. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                            • 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, convey, or otherwise transfer any property or any interest in property of the authority. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                            • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this part to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                            • Dissenter: means a member who is entitled to dissent from LLC action under §. See Tennessee Code 48-231-101
                                            • Dissolution: means that the LLC has incurred an event under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                            • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, exchange, or barter commercial feed or customer-formula feed. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                            • 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
                                            • Distributor: means any person who distributes. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                            • district: means one (1) or more parcels of real property located within a municipality, some part of whose corporate limits borders a neighboring state, and which some boundary of a district is no more than one-half (½) mile from an existing federally-designated interstate exit, is no more than twelve (12) miles from a state border as measured by straight line, is no larger than a total area of nine hundred fifty (950) acres, and designated as a border region retail tourism development district by a municipal ordinance and certified by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                            • district: means one (1) or more parcels of real property located within a county having a population of not less than one hundred twenty-two thousand nine hundred (122,900) nor more than one hundred twenty-three thousand (123,000), according to the 2010 federal census or any subsequent census, and which some boundary of the district is no more than one-half (1/2) mile from an existing federally designated interstate exit, is no more than twenty (20) miles from the state border of two (2) neighboring states as measured by straight line, is no larger than a total area of nine hundred fifty (950) acres, and is designated as a regional retail tourism development district by a municipal ordinance and certified by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                            • 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 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 professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                              • Drug: means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in animals other than humans, and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or function of any part of the animal body. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                              • Dwelling: means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human occupation or use or intended to be so used, and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                              • Dwelling: means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human occupation or use or intended to be so used, and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                              • Dwelling unit: means a building or structure used as a place of residence. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                              • Dwelling unit: means a building or structure or part thereof that is used for a home or residence by one (1) or more persons who maintain a household. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                              • 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
                                              • 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 7-36-102
                                              • Emancipated minor: means any minor who is or has been married, or has by court order or otherwise been freed from the care, custody and control of the minor's parents. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
                                              • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
                                              • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                              • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
                                              • Energy: means any and all forms of energy no matter how or where generated or produced. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                              • energy acquisition corporation: means a public corporation formed under this chapter, which shall be a public instrumentality of its associated municipality and of the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                              • Energy distribution system: means a system for the distribution of natural gas or electric power that is owned or operated by a municipality or any board or agency of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                              • Engages in an equine activity: means riding, training, assisting in medical treatment of, driving, or being a passenger upon an equine, whether mounted or unmounted or any person assisting a participant or show management. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102
                                              • Enterprise zone: means an area declared by the board to be eligible for the benefits of this part. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
                                              • 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: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                              • Equal Credit Opportunity Act: Prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because an applicant receives income from a public assistance program. Source: OCC
                                              • Equine: means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, or hinny. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102
                                              • Equine activity: means :

                                                • (A) Equine shows, fairs, competitions, performances, or parades that involve any or all breeds of equines and any of the equine disciplines, including, but not limited to, dressage, hunter and jumper horse shows, grand prix jumping, three-day events, combined training, rodeos, driving, pulling, cutting, polo, steeplechasing, English and western performance riding, endurance trail riding and western games, and hunting. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102

                                                • Equine activity sponsor: means an individual, group, club, partnership, or corporation, whether or not the sponsor is operating for profit or nonprofit, that sponsors, organizes, or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to, pony clubs, 4-H clubs, hunt clubs, riding clubs, school and college-sponsored classes, programs and activities, therapeutic riding programs, and operators, instructors, and promoters of equine facilities, including, but not limited to, stables, clubhouses, ponyride strings, fairs, and arenas at which the activity is held. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102
                                                • Equine professional: means a person engaged for compensation:

                                                  • (A) In instructing a participant or renting to a participant an equine for the purpose of riding, driving, or being a passenger upon the equine. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102

                                                  • 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 security: means any share of stock or similar securities, or any securities convertible into such securities, or carrying any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase such securities, or any such warrant or right, or any other security which the commissioner shall consider necessary or appropriate, by such rules and regulations as the commissioner may prescribe in the public interest or for the protection of investors, to deem to be an equity security. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
                                                  • Established date of operation: means the date on which a feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house commenced operating. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
                                                  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
                                                  • Exchange: means any share exchange whether pursuant to a plan of exchange under §§. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                  • Exchange Act: means the Act of Congress known as the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                  • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
                                                  • Extraordinary retail or tourism facility: means a single store, series of stores, or other public tourism facility or facilities located within a border region retail tourism development district, or any combination of a single store, series of stores, or public tourism facility or facilities, and shall include retail or other public tourism facilities, or any combination of such retail and public tourism facilities that are reasonably anticipated to draw at least one million (1,000,000) visitors a year upon completion. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                  • Extraordinary retail or tourism facility: means a single store, series of stores, or other public tourism facility or facilities located within a regional retail tourism development district, and includes retail or other public tourism facilities that are reasonably anticipated to draw at least one million (1,000,000) visitors a year upon completion. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                                  • Fair basis: means assessed value basis, square foot basis, or benefits received basis. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                                                  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
                                                  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Source: OCC
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • Fair value: means the value of the dissenter's membership interest of an LLC immediately before the effective date of the LLC action referred to in §. See Tennessee Code 48-231-101
                                                  • Farmers of low income: means persons or families who at the time of their admission to occupancy in a dwelling of the authority:

                                                    • (A) Live under unsafe or unsanitary housing conditions. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102

                                                    • Federal agency: means the United States, the president of the United States, the Tennessee Valley authority, and any other authority, agency, instrumentality, or corporation of the United States. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
                                                    • Federal government: includes the United States, or any agency, instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                    • Fee: means a one-time, nonrecurring charge. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                    • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
                                                    • Feed ingredient: means each of the constituent materials making up a commercial feed. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                    • Feedlot: means a lot, yard, corral or other area in which livestock are confined, primarily for the purposes of feeding, growing, raising, or birthing prior to slaughter. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
                                                    • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
                                                    • Financial institution: means a savings and loan association, bank, savings bank, credit union, or trust company organized under the laws of any state or organized under the laws of the United States. See Tennessee Code 45-11-102
                                                    • Financial institution: means a bank, savings and loan association, industrial loan and thrift company, credit union, mortgage broker, mortgage banker, or leasing company accepting deposits, making or arranging loans and making or arranging leases. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                    • Financial rights: means a member's rights to:

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

                                                      • Fiscal year: means the year beginning July 1 of each calendar year. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                      • 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.
                                                      • Flex loan: means a loan made pursuant to a flex loan plan. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                                      • Flex loan plan: means a written agreement subject to this chapter between a licensee and a customer establishing an open-end credit plan under which the licensee contemplates repeated noncommercial loans for personal, family, or household purposes, that:

                                                        • (A) May be unsecured or secured by personal property. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102

                                                        • 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 corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                        • Foreign corporation: means a nonprofit corporation incorporated under a law other than the law of this state, which would be a nonprofit corporation if formed under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-101-902
                                                        • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under a law other than the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                                        • Forest products: include the following:

                                                          • (A) Products that are derived from woody biomass. See Tennessee Code 43-40-103

                                                          • 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
                                                          • Form: means a printed or otherwise mass-duplicated document of standard format distributed by an agency for the purpose of gathering information from citizens or businesses. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                                                          • 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
                                                          • Gas operations: means all activities associated with the establishment, development, and administration of a gas system and the business of supplying gas and associated services to the public, including, but not limited to, the generation, purchase, and sale of gas energy and the purchase, use, and consumption of gas energy by ultimate consumers. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                          • Gas 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 gas energy. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                          • 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.
                                                          • 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 authority: means the elected body of any county, municipality or metropolitan government with statutory power to enter into written contracts with corporations, enterprises or entities to provide public services. See Tennessee Code 16-3-903
                                                          • Governing body: means bodies and boards, by whatsoever names they may be known, charged with the governing of a municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-34-102
                                                          • Governing body: means the legislative body of the associated municipality creating an authority pursuant to this chapter or, as applicable in §. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                          • Governing body: means the council of any city. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                          • Governing body: means bodies and boards, by whatsoever names they may be known, charged with the governing of a municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-37-102
                                                          • Governing body: means the council, commission, or board, or other legislative body, charged with governing a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                          • Governing body: means the council, commission, or board, or other legislative body, charged with governing a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                          • Governing body: means , with respect to a municipality that is an associated municipality of, or purchaser of gas from, an acquisition corporation established to exercise the powers described in this chapter with respect to natural gas and natural gas substitutes, any board, commission or other instrumentality of such municipality having jurisdiction, control and management of the gas distribution system of that municipality, and, with respect to a municipality that is an associated municipality of, or purchaser of electrical power from, an acquisition corporation established to exercise the powers described in this chapter with respect to electrical power, any board, commission or other instrumentality of such municipality having jurisdiction, control and management of the electrical power distribution system of that municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                                          • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general legislative powers of a municipality are vested. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                          • Government: includes the state and federal governments and any subdivision, agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                          • 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
                                                          • Government authority: means an agency or department of the state, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                          • Governmental agency: means any department, division, public agency, political subdivision or other public instrumentality of the state, the federal government, and other state or public agency, or any two (2) or more thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                          • Governor: means a natural person or entity serving on the board of governors of a board-managed LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                          • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
                                                          • 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.
                                                          • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
                                                          • 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
                                                          • High capacity transit area: means a geographic area located within one thousand three hundred twenty feet (1,320?) of a street:

                                                            • (A) Designated in a county's major street plan. See Tennessee Code 13-20-702

                                                            • 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
                                                            • Historic district: means a property or area zoned as a historic district or zone pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                            • honeybees: means any developmental stage of any sub- species of the species Apis mellifem. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                                                            • Housing accommodation: means any building or structure, or portion thereof, and facilities incidental thereto, which is occupied or used, or is intended to be occupied or used, as the residence or home of one (1) or more persons or families. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                            • housing authority: means a public body and a body corporate and politic organized in accordance with this chapter for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions, hereinafter set forth. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                            • Housing cost index: means an index of specific housing cost factors to the average Tennessee household calculated monthly or at such times as the agency may require, based on the following formula:

                                                              The median gross monthly household income divided into the sum of:
                                                              • (A) The monthly mortgage payment for the average Tennessee household based on a thirty-year mortgage, at the prevailing mortgage interest rate on a mortgage amount sufficient to purchase a standard housing structure that will meet minimum property standards as established by the federal housing administration, including an amount representative of the average yield in discount points and servicing fees to the lender on such mortgage, based on the average discount paid at the latest Federal National Mortgage Association mortgage auction sale. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103

                                                              • Housing project: includes all real and personal property, buildings and improvements, stores, offices, lands for farming and gardening, and community facilities acquired or constructed or to be acquired or constructed pursuant to a single plan or undertaking, to:

                                                                • (i) Demolish, clear, remove, alter or repair unsanitary or unsafe housing. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102

                                                                • Housing trust fund: means a fund consisting of appropriations, reserves or dedications of any revenues except pension or retirement funds by a participating unit or units of local government, together with private and foundation sources of funds, all used for providing low income persons with safe and affordable housing. See Tennessee Code 13-23-502
                                                                • Image: means any capturing of sound waves, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, or other electromagnetic waves, odor, or other conditions existing on or about real property in this state or an individual located on that property. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
                                                                • Immediate custodian: means the person preparing, preserving, using, supervising the using or preparation of the financial records, and also includes any person to whom the person reports who is familiar with the preparation, use and maintenance of the records. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                                • Improve: means to construct, reconstruct, repair, extend, enlarge, or alter. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                • Improvement: means any extension, betterment, or addition to any system. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                • Improvement: means the construction, installation or substantial reconstruction of sanitary sewers. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                                • Improvement assessment: means an assessment made each year against benefited property to pay the costs of an improvement, in the proportion that the assessed value of each parcel or lot of benefited property bears to the total assessed value of all benefited property according to the latest assessments of such property for purposes of municipal property taxation or as provided by this part. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                                • Incentives: means any tax exemption, tax credit, tax exclusion, tax deduction, rebate, investment, contract, or grant made available by the state to directly support the purchase of forest products. See Tennessee Code 43-40-103
                                                                • 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 buildings, structures or facilities leased, or to be leased, to an industrial or commercial concern by the municipality and used, or to be used, as a factory, mill, shop, assembly plant, processing plant, fabricating plant, ship canal, port or port facility, dock or dock facility, harbor facility, railroad, railway terminal, railway belt line, railway switching facility or office building or buildings for the use of such concern, including the industrial building site and any warehouse building or facility incidental to such industrial building, which may include any manufacturing, processing or building equipment or machinery necessary to the operation conducted, or to be conducted, in such industrial building by an industrial concern. See Tennessee Code 7-37-102
                                                                • Industrial development corporation: means a corporation created or authorized by a municipality or county pursuant to chapter 53 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                                • Industrial development corporation: means a corporation created or authorized by a municipality or county pursuant to chapter 53 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                                                • Industrial utilization: means the products and processes that utilize agricultural materials in non-food, non-feed commercial products. See Tennessee Code 43-37-102
                                                                • Inherent risks of bovine activities: means dangers or conditions that are an integral part of bovine activities, including, but not limited to:

                                                                  • (A) The propensity of a bovine to behave in ways that may result in injury, loss, damage or death to persons on or around the bovine. See Tennessee Code 44-21-101

                                                                  • Inherent risks of equine activities: means those dangers or conditions that are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:

                                                                    • (A) The propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102

                                                                    • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                                                                    • insurable mortgage: means a mortgage loan and deed of trust, or other instrument, which constitutes a first lien on improvements and real property in this state held in fee simple or on a leasehold under a lease having a remaining term, at the time a mortgage is insured under this chapter, of at least twenty percent (20%) greater duration than the remaining term of the loan obligation secured by such mortgage deed of trust. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                    • Insured construction loan: means a construction loan for land development or residential housing which is secured by a federally insured mortgage or which is insured or guaranteed by the United States or an instrumentality thereof, or for which there is a commitment by the United States or instrumentality thereof to insure or guarantee such a loan, or a construction loan which is secured by a policy of insurance or guarantee issued by any private mortgage insurer qualified to issue such insurance or guarantee in Tennessee and approved by the agency, or for which there is a commitment to insure or guarantee such loans made by any private mortgage insurer qualified to do business in Tennessee and approved by the agency, or a construction loan insured or guaranteed by an agency or instrumentality of the state authorized by law to issue such insurance or guarantee, or for which there is a commitment to insure or guarantee such loan made by such agency or instrumentality of the state. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                    • insured mortgage loan: means a mortgage loan for residential housing insured or guaranteed by the United States or any instrumentality thereof, or for which there is a commitment by the United States or instrumentality thereof to insure or guarantee such a mortgage, or a mortgage loan which is secured by a policy of insurance or guarantee issued by any private mortgage insurer qualified to issue such insurance or guarantee in Tennessee and approved by the agency, or for which there is a commitment to insure or guarantee such loan made by any private mortgage insurer qualified to do business in Tennessee and approved by the agency, or a mortgage loan insured or guaranteed by any agency or instrumentality of the state authorized by law to issue such insurance, or for which there is a commitment to insure or guarantee such loan made by such agency or instrumentality of the state. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                    • 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 interest from the effective date of the action referred to in §. See Tennessee Code 48-231-101
                                                                    • 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 shareholder: when used in reference to any resident domestic corporation, means any person (other than such resident domestic corporation or any subsidiary of such resident domestic corporation) that:

                                                                        • (A)

                                                                          • (i) Is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of ten percent (10%) or more of the voting power of any class or series of the then outstanding voting stock of such resident domestic corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                                                                          • Interested shares: means the shares of a corporation which are owned, or with respect to which an irrevocable proxy is held, by:

                                                                            • (A) An acquiring person. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302

                                                                            • Investment period: means the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2019. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                            • Investment period: means a period beginning two (2) years prior to the municipality's designation of the proposed border region retail tourism development district for the project and ending fifteen (15) years after certification of the district pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                                            • Issuer: means the business organization or financial institution or its duly authorized agent which issues a credit or debit card. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
                                                                            • Issuer: means any person that causes to be issued a subpoena for the production of records. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                                            • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
                                                                            • 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.
                                                                            • 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
                                                                            • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial feed is distributed. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                            • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter:

                                                                              • (A) Upon commercial feed or any of its containers or wrapper. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103

                                                                              • Land bank: means real property, however obtained or acquired and held by a corporation, created pursuant to this chapter, with the intent of acquiring and holding onto the real property so acquired until such a time as the corporation is able to find a willing and able buyer to acquire the real property from the corporation. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103
                                                                              • Land development: means the process of acquiring land primarily for residential housing construction for persons and families of lower and moderate income and making, installing or constructing nonresidential housing improvements, including water, sewer and other utilities, roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage facilities and other installations or works, whether on or off the site, which the agency deems necessary or desirable to prepare such land primarily for residential housing construction within this state. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                              • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                              • Law: includes rules promulgated in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                                                              • 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

                                                                                • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
                                                                                • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                                                                                • Library: means any:

                                                                                  • (A) Public library. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102

                                                                                  • Licensee: means a person licensed to offer flex loans pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                                                                  • 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 48-101-603
                                                                                  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                                                                                  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                                                                                  • 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
                                                                                  • Livestock: means cattle, calves, horses, mules, poultry, swine, sheep, goats, and alternative livestock. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                  • 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 44-18-101
                                                                                  • Livestock market: means any location where livestock is assembled and sold at public auction, on a commission basis, or otherwise for the compensation of the owner or operator, during regularly scheduled or special sales. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                  • Livestock producer: means any person who sells only livestock such person has raised or such person has owned and had in possession for a minimum of sixty (60) days. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                  • LLC: means an LLC whose members have obtained rights to dissent under §. See Tennessee Code 48-231-101
                                                                                  • LLC: means a limited liability company, foreign or domestic, organized under or subject to the Tennessee Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapters 201-248 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-101-702
                                                                                  • LLC: means a limited liability company, organized under chapters 201-248 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                  • LLC: means a limited liability company, whether foreign or domestic, that is formed under, that is subject to, or that has elected to be governed by, as applicable, the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act, compiled in chapter 249 of this title, except where expressly indicated otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-101-802
                                                                                  • Loan fund pool: means appropriations by the state and any appropriations, reserves or dedications of any funds by any county which desires to participate in the homebuyers' revolving loan fund pool. See Tennessee Code 13-23-302
                                                                                  • Local authority: means an authority that is either a municipality, regardless of whether the municipality is a metropolitan government, or a county, and does not include an authority that is the state. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                  • local government: means any county, metropolitan government, municipality or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 4-30-102
                                                                                  • Local government: means :

                                                                                    • (A) Any home rule municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103

                                                                                    • Local government: means any county, municipality, city, or other political subdivision of this state. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                    • Local legislation: means any ordinance, resolution, motion, amendment, regulation, or rule adopted by a local government. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                    • Local legislative body: means the governing body of a local government. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                    • Local portion: means funds appropriated, reserved or dedicated by any county to fund its respective local portion of the loan fund pool. See Tennessee Code 13-23-302
                                                                                    • Low income: means qualified persons or families who lack the amount of income which is necessary, as determined by the approved entity, to enable them without low interest financial assistance, to live in decent, safe and affordable dwellings without overcrowding. See Tennessee Code 13-23-502
                                                                                    • major life activities: means caring for oneself and performing manual tasks, which includes writing, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, and breathing. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                                    • Majority vote: means with respect to a vote of the members, if voting on a per capita basis, a majority in number of the members entitled to vote on a specific matter, or if the voting is determined otherwise, a majority of the voting interest (which may be expressed as a percentage) entitled to vote on a specific matter, and with respect to a vote of the governors, a majority in number of the governors entitled to vote on a specific matter. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                    • 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
                                                                                    • Manufacture: means to grind, mix or blend, or further process a commercial feed for distribution. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                    • Market value: when used in reference to property of any resident domestic corporation, means:

                                                                                      • (A) In the case of shares, the highest closing sale price during the thirty-day period immediately preceding the date in question of a share of such shares on the composite tape for New York Stock Exchange-listed stocks, or, if such shares are not quoted on such composite tape or if such shares are not listed on such exchange, on the principal United States securities exchange registered under the Exchange Act on which such shares are listed or, if such shares are not listed on any such exchange, the highest closing sale price (or bid quotation if no such sale price exists) with respect to such shares during the thirty-day period preceding the date in question on the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                                                                                      • Materially affects: means prohibits or regulates with respect to the location, or the emission of noise, effluent, odors, sewage, waste or similar products resulting from the operation or the location or use of buildings, machinery, vehicles, equipment or other real or personal property used in the operation of a livestock feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                      • mayor: means the clerk and mayor, respectively, of the city, or the officers thereof, charged with the duties customarily imposed on the clerk and mayor, respectively. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                      • Member: includes a former member when dissenters' rights exist because:

                                                                                        • (A) The membership of that former member has terminated causing dissolution. See Tennessee Code 48-231-101

                                                                                        • Member: includes bona fide sheep producers who meet the requirements of associations organized under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
                                                                                        • 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 consisting of a member's financial rights, a member's right to assign financial rights as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                        • Merger: means any merger whether pursuant to a plan of merger under §§. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                                                        • 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
                                                                                        • Micro wireless facility: means a small wireless facility that:

                                                                                          • (A) Does not exceed twenty-four inches (24?) in length, fifteen inches (15?) in width, and twelve inches (12?) in height. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402

                                                                                          • Milk: means milk from cows and all of its natural components, sweet cream, sour cream, skim milk, flavored milk, buttermilk, condensed or concentrated, whole, low fat, or skim milk for use in milk products of every kind and description. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                          • Minority-owned business: means a business that is wholly owned, or at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the assets or outstanding stock of which is owned, by one (1) or more individuals who are members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state and whose management and daily business operations are under the control of one (1) or more members of any racial or ethnic minority within the state. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                          • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
                                                                                          • Mixed-finance project: includes a project that is developed by:

                                                                                            • (A) An authority or by an entity affiliated with an authority. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102

                                                                                            • Month: means thirty (30) days. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                            • 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 deeds of trust, mortgages, building and loan contracts or other instruments conveying real or personal property as security for bonds and conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                            • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                                                                                            • Mortgage: includes deeds of trust, mortgages, building and loan contracts or other instruments conveying real or personal property as security for bonds and conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                            • Mortgage insurance fund: means the mortgage insurance fund established pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                            • Mortgage insurance fund requirement: means as of any particular date of computation, an amount of money equal to the aggregate of:

                                                                                              • (A) The insured amounts of mortgages in default as determined by the agency pursuant to its contracts to insure the mortgages. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101

                                                                                              • mortgage lender: includes the housing development agency. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                              • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
                                                                                              • Mortgagee: means the original mortgage lender under an insurable mortgage, and its successors and assigns, as approved by the agency. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                              • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
                                                                                              • Mortgagor: means the original borrower under an insurable mortgage, and such original borrower's successors and assigns, as approved by the agency. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                              • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
                                                                                              • Municipal bonds: means bonds of the associated municipality issued to finance or refinance any of the systems. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                              • Municipal corporation: means an incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
                                                                                              • Municipal corporation: means any incorporated city or town in this state and any utility district created pursuant to chapter 82 of this title. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401
                                                                                              • Municipal electric system: means the electric system division or department of the associated municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                              • Municipal governing body: means the city council, city commission, or board of mayor and aldermen of a city. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                                                              • Municipal governing body: means the city council, city commission, or board of mayor and aldermen of a city. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county that now or hereafter owns and operates a gas system. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town of the state. See Tennessee Code 7-34-102
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any county or incorporated city or town within or outside this state. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any city, town, or village or other municipality in the state. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, county or a metropolitan government in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-37-102
                                                                                              • Municipality: means an incorporated city located in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                                                              • Municipality: means an incorporated city located in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any city or town. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                              • Municipality: means any county, incorporated city, town or metropolitan government, utility district, energy acquisition corporation or gas, electric or energy authority in this state. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                                                                              • Municipality: means incorporated city or town. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                                                              • Municipality: means an incorporated city which has adopted home rule or county which has adopted a metropolitan form of government in accordance with the Constitution of Tennessee, art. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
                                                                                              • Municipally-owned: means owned by a municipality as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-39-102
                                                                                              • Mutual benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation which becomes by operation of law a mutual benefit corporation pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-101-902
                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                              • new PSS: means a PSS that does not exist at the time the application is submitted, including, but not limited to, a PSS that will replace an existing pole. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                              • 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-participating landowner: means a landowner not under a lease or other property agreement with the owner or operator of a wind turbine facility. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                              • Nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation, whether foreign or domestic, incorporated pursuant to or subject to chapters 51-68 of this title and exempt from franchise and excise tax as not-for-profit as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 48-101-802
                                                                                              • nonprofit LLC: means a limited liability company:

                                                                                                • (A) That is disregarded as an entity for federal income tax purposes. See Tennessee Code 48-101-702

                                                                                                • notes: means the bonds and notes respectively authorized to be issued by the agency under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                • Nuisance: means and includes public or private nuisance as defined either by statute or by the common law. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                                • Nuisance action or proceeding: means and includes every action, claim or proceeding, whether brought at law, in equity or as an administrative proceeding, that is based on nuisance. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                                • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
                                                                                                • Obligations: means any bonds or notes authorized to be issued by the agency under this part. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                • Obligee: means :

                                                                                                  • (A) In the case of a bid bond, the person requesting bids for the performance of a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                                                                                  • obligee: includes any bondholder, trustee or trustees for any bondholders, any lessor demising property to the authority used in connection with a housing project or any assignee or assignees of the lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the United States, when it is a party to any contract with the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                  • 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
                                                                                                  • Offeree: means the record holder and beneficial owner of equity securities which an offeror acquires or offers to acquire in connection with a takeover offer. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                                                                  • Offeree company: means a corporation or other issuer of equity securities which is incorporated or organized under the laws of this state or has its principal office in this state, which has substantial assets located in this state, and which is or may be involved in a takeover offer relating to any class of its equity securities. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                                                                  • Offeror: means a person who makes or in any way participates in making a takeover offer, and includes all affiliates and associates of that person and all persons acting jointly or in concert for the purpose of acquiring, holding or disposing of or exercising any voting rights attaching to the equity securities for which a takeover offer is made. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                                                                  • Official sample: means a sample of feed taken by the commissioner or the commissioner's agent in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                  • 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
                                                                                                  • 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 a written agreement described in §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                    • Operator: means any person conducting business as a livestock market. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                                    • 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.
                                                                                                    • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                                                                                    • Owner: means any person, firm, partnership or agency, either public or private, having the legal or beneficial ownership of a housing accommodation or of a building, structure, or property containing one (1) or more housing accommodations. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                                    • 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 holder of the title in fee simple and every mortgagee of record. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                    • Owner: means the holder of the title to real property and every mortgagee of record. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                    • 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
                                                                                                    • Ownership: means any individual, family, company, corporation, or organization holding title to property within a proposed or established agricultural district. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
                                                                                                    • Ownership interests: means membership interests in the case of an LLC, shares in the case of a corporation, partnership interests in the case of general or limited partnerships and the equivalent with respect to other entities. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                    • Parent nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation that is the sole member of a nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-702
                                                                                                    • Parent nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation that is the sole member of a nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-802
                                                                                                    • Participant: means any person, other than the agritourism professional, who engages in an agritourism activity. See Tennessee Code 43-39-101
                                                                                                    • Participant: means any person, whether amateur or professional, who engages in an equine activity, whether or not a fee is paid to participate in the equine activity. See Tennessee Code 44-20-102
                                                                                                    • Participating investor: means any insurance company required to pay the gross premiums tax pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                    • Parties in interest: means all individuals, associations, corporations and others who have interests of record in a structure and any who are in possession thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                    • Parties in interest: means all individuals, associations, corporations and others who have interests of record in a structure and any who are in possession thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                    • 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.
                                                                                                    • Payment bond: means a bond conditioned upon the payment by the principal of money to persons under contract with the principal. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                                                    • percentage: means percentage by weight. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                    • Performance bond: means a bond conditioned upon the completion by the principal of a contract in accordance with its terms. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, partnership, limited partnership, syndicate, corporation, joint-stock company, unincorporated organization, trust or association. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, domestic or foreign corporation, partnership (general or limited), syndicate, joint venture, trust estate, unincorporated association or other entity. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                                                                    • Person: means an individual, group of individuals, partnership, association, corporation, or any other business unit or legal entity. See Tennessee Code 45-12-102
                                                                                                    • 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 any natural person or entity, including, but not limited to, a corporation, general or limited partnership, trust or limited liability company. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other entity and any "associate" (as defined in subdivision (1)) of such individual or entity. See Tennessee Code 48-103-302
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other entity and any "associate" (as defined in subdivision (1)) of such individual or entity. See Tennessee Code 48-103-502
                                                                                                    • Person: means any natural person, firm, association, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, partnership, or governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                    • 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 any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, or other private business entity except for corporations transacting business in this state pursuant to chapter 25 of this title. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                                    • Person: means an individual, fiduciary, firm, association, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, unit of government or any other group acting as a unit. See Tennessee Code 43-39-101
                                                                                                    • Person: includes individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                    • Person: means an individual, corporation, firm, trust, estate, partnership, joint venture, or association. See Tennessee Code 45-1-103
                                                                                                    • Person: means any person, firm, or corporation. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                                    • Person: includes an individual, firm, partnership, corporation and association. See Tennessee Code 44-14-102
                                                                                                    • Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative or other business entity. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                    • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trust, or other entity or organization, including an authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                    • Person: means an individual, corporation or any other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 44-21-101
                                                                                                    • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, trust or any other legal entity organized under the laws of this state, including any department or agency of this state, any county or municipal corporation located in this state, and any court of this state or of the United States. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                                                                    • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                    • Persons and families of lower and moderate income: means persons and families irrespective of race, creed, national origin, age or sex deemed by the agency to require such assistance as is made available by this chapter on account of insufficient personal or family income based upon the income limits established by the board of directors. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                    • Persons of low income: means persons or families who lack the amount of income which is necessary, as determined by the authority undertaking the housing project, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                    • Pet: means any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of its owner. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                    • Petition: means the application and application process for designation of an agricultural district as submitted to the local soil conservation district. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
                                                                                                    • Place of public accommodation: means any building or structure in which goods are supplied or services performed, or in which the trade of the general public is solicited. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                    • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
                                                                                                    • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
                                                                                                    • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
                                                                                                    • Pledged property: means any titled personal property or personal property certificate of title that is deposited with a title pledge lender in the course of the title pledge lender's business and is the subject of a title pledge agreement or property pledge agreement. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                    • Pledgor: means the individual or individuals obligated to repay the loan. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                    • Poultry production house: means any place or premises where chickens are kept for the production of eggs or broilers for resale to processors, wholesalers or retailers. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                                    • 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.
                                                                                                    • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
                                                                                                    • 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.
                                                                                                    • Prime contractor: means the person with whom the obligee has contracted to perform the contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                                                    • Principal: means :

                                                                                                      • (i) In the case of a bid bond, a person bidding for the award of a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                                                                                      • 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 7-39-403
                                                                                                      • Private entity: means a privately owned and operated corporation, enterprise or entity that contracts to provide general probation supervision, counseling or collection services for persons convicted of a misdemeanor and placed on probation. See Tennessee Code 16-3-903
                                                                                                      • Private law: A private bill enacted into law. Private laws have restricted applicability, often addressing immigration and naturalization issues affecting individuals.
                                                                                                      • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
                                                                                                      • Probate: Proving a will
                                                                                                      • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                                                                                                      • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
                                                                                                      • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                      • Processor: means any person engaged in the business of processing milk and other materials into milk products of every kind and description. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                      • Producer: means every person in the state of Tennessee who produces milk or cream from cows and thereafter causes the same to be marketed as milk, cream or other milk and dairy products who has been issued and possesses a valid current producer's permit or certification, issued by the department. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                      • Product name: means the name of the commercial feed that identifies it as to kind, class, or specific use. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                      • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                                                                                      • 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. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                                                                                      • Profit share percentage: means a fee paid to the state by a qualified TNInvestco as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                      • Program: means the forms reduction and management program. See Tennessee Code 4-25-103
                                                                                                      • project: means the provision of direct or indirect financial assistance, including funds for location assistance, to an extraordinary retail or tourism facility and other retail or tourism facilities developed to accompany the extraordinary retail or tourism facility in a border region retail tourism development district by a municipality or an industrial development corporation including, but not limited to, the purchase, lease, grant, construction, reconstruction, improvement, or other acquisition or conveyance of land, buildings or equipment, or other infrastructure. See Tennessee Code 7-40-103
                                                                                                      • project: means the provision of direct or indirect financial assistance, including funds for location assistance, to an extraordinary retail or tourism facility and other retail or tourism facilities developed to accompany the extraordinary retail or tourism facility in a regional retail tourism development district by a municipality or an industrial development corporation, including, but not limited to, the purchase, lease, grant, construction, reconstruction, improvement, or other acquisition or conveyance of land, buildings, equipment, or other infrastructure. See Tennessee Code 7-41-103
                                                                                                      • Project for a private purpose: includes , but is not limited to:

                                                                                                        • (a) Any commercial project, commercial subdivision, private residence or residential subdivision that is owned by a nonpublic entity. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                                                                                        • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                        • 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
                                                                                                        • Property pledge agreement: means any written bailment or similar agreement whereby a title pledge lender agrees to make a loan of money to a pledgor, and the pledgor agrees to the title pledge lender's taking physical possession of unencumbered titled personal property owned by the pledgor, and taking possession of the personal property certificate of title. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                        • property to be benefited: means , as determined by the governing body, land, excluding improvement, that is within a reasonable distance from a sanitary sewer and to which is made available a means of drainage for sewage, or that abuts on a street or other public way to be improved. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                                                                        • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                                                                                                        • PSS: means a pole or other structure used for wireline communications, electric distribution, lighting, traffic control, signage, or a similar function, including poles installed solely for the colocation of a small wireless facility. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                        • Public authority: means any housing authority or any officer who is in charge of any department or branch of the government of the municipality or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or other activities concerning structures in the municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                        • Public authority: means any department, agency or branch of the government of the municipality or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or other activities concerning structures in the municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                        • Public benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation which becomes by operation of law a public benefit corporation pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 48-101-902
                                                                                                        • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
                                                                                                        • Public facility: means roads, streets, sidewalks, utilities, including electrical, gas, water and wastewater improvements, related improvements, parking facilities, parks and greenways and any improvements for public safety, including police and fire stations. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                                                                                                        • 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 officer: means any officer or officers of a municipality or the executive director or other chief executive officer of any commission or authority established by such municipality or jointly with any other municipality who is authorized by ordinance adopted hereunder to exercise the power prescribed by such ordinances and by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                        • Public officer: means any officer or officers of a municipality or the executive director or other chief executive officer of any commission or authority established by the municipality or jointly with any other municipality who are authorized by ordinance adopted hereunder to exercise the power prescribed by the ordinances and by this part. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                        • Public service facility: means any sewer, pipe, main, conduit, manhole, cable, wire, pole, tower, building, or utility appliance owned or operated by a utility. See Tennessee Code 13-20-302
                                                                                                        • Public works: means any one (1) or combination of two (2) or more of the following: water, sewerage, gas or electric heat, light or power works, plants and systems or parking facilities, together with all parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, including, but not limited to, supply and distribution systems, electrical power purchased from the Tennessee Valley authority or similar governmental agencies, on a current or long-term purchase basis, reservoirs, dams, sewage treatment and disposal works and generating plants. See Tennessee Code 7-34-102
                                                                                                        • Purchaser: means any handler, dealer or processor who purchases or receives milk and milk products from producers on a commercial basis. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                        • Qualified business: means a business that is independently owned and operated and meets all of the following requirements:

                                                                                                          • (i) It is headquartered in this state, its principal business operations are located in this state, and at least sixty percent (60%) of its employees are located in this state. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102

                                                                                                          • Qualified business: means any person, corporation or other entity engaged in the active conduct of a trade or business within a designated enterprise zone, except that for chain stores or other businesses or industries with multiple locations, only those locations or operations within the zone shall be considered as qualified businesses. See Tennessee Code 13-28-203
                                                                                                          • Qualified investment: means the investment of cash by a qualified TNInvestco in a qualified business for the purchase of equity, equity options, warrants, or debt convertible to equity. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                          • qualified lender: means any bank or trust company, federally approved mortgagee, insurance company, mortgage banking institution, federally insured savings and loan association or insured state building and loan association, which is located and authorized to do business in the state, and which is approved by the agency, or the federal national mortgage association. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                          • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership or professional corporation to whom shares under this part may be issued. See Tennessee Code 48-101-603
                                                                                                          • Qualifying matching share: means funds from any source, other than funds appropriated, reserved or dedicated by the state or any county to specifically fund the state or any local portion, which are used to fund the amount of any loan not funded by the loan fund pool. See Tennessee Code 13-23-302
                                                                                                          • Quantity statement: means the net weight (mass), net volume (liquid or dry) or count. See Tennessee Code 44-6-103
                                                                                                          • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
                                                                                                          • Rate: means a recurring charge. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                          • Real estate: means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103
                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                          • Real property: includes lands, lands under water, structures, and any and all easements, franchises and incorporeal hereditaments and every estate and right therein, legal and equitable, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                          • Real property: means one (1) or more defined parcels or tracts of land or interests, benefits and rights inherent in the ownership of real estate. See Tennessee Code 13-30-103
                                                                                                          • Receiving: includes , but is not limited to, acquiring possession, control, title or taking a security interest in the property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
                                                                                                          • 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 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
                                                                                                          • records: means any original document, any copy of an original document, or any information contained in the document, other than a customer's name, address, and account number, held by or in the custody of a financial institution, where the document, copy or information is identifiable as pertaining to one (1) or more customers of the institution. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                          • redevelopment: means the process of replanning, reconstructing, or redesigning a wind energy facility, including the acquisition, clearance, development, or disposal, or any combination of these activities, of a wind energy facility. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101
                                                                                                          • redevelopment: as used in this part , except in this section and in the definition of "redevelopment project" in §. See Tennessee Code 13-20-212
                                                                                                          • Redevelopment: means the planning or replanning, design or redesign, acquisition, clearance, development and disposal, or any combination of these, of a property in the preparation of such property for residential, commercial, industrial, and related uses, as may be appropriate or necessary. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
                                                                                                          • Referendum: means any voting procedure under which affected producers may, by secret ballot, vote for or against an assessment authorized by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                          • Refunding bonds: means bonds of the authority issued to refund all or any part of bonds of the authority or the municipal bonds. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                          • Regulations: means a resolution by the county legislative body or an ordinance by the governing body of any municipality regulating or prohibiting the normal noises of animals or fowls, the noises in the operation of the equipment, the odors normally associated with any feedlot, dairy farm, or poultry production house, or the preclusion of any animals or fowls from within the city or from within a defined area of the county. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                                          • Rehabilitation: means the alteration, improvement or repair of one (1) or more housing accommodations and facilities incidental thereto, intended to raise the housing accommodations to the design and condition required for use. See Tennessee Code 13-22-101
                                                                                                          • Relocation: means any horizontal or vertical movement of utility facilities intact and any protective measures taken or the construction of new or additional facilities, with or without contemporaneous removal and salvage of old facilities, including removal, readjustment, rerouting, or changing the grade of or alternating the construction of any public service facility, either temporarily or permanently, whether or not such relocation is made necessary by the closing of any highway, street, public alley or public right-of-way or the taking of easements whether publicly or privately owned. See Tennessee Code 13-20-302
                                                                                                          • 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.
                                                                                                          • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
                                                                                                          • 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 an employee or designee of the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 44-11-101
                                                                                                          • Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                          • Representative district: means any division or district of any city or municipality which is created for the purpose of electing a representative to the governing body of the city or municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                          • 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.
                                                                                                          • Resident domestic corporation: means an issuer of voting stock which, as of the share acquisition date in question, is organized under the laws of Tennessee and meets two (2) or more of the following requirements:

                                                                                                            • (A)

                                                                                                              • (i) The corporation has more than either ten thousand (10,000) or ten percent (10%) of its shareholders resident in Tennessee or more than ten percent (10%) of its outstanding shares held by resident Tennessee shareholders. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                                                                                                              • Residential dwelling: as used in this part , does not apply to factory-manufactured mobile homes constructed as a single self-contained unit and mounted on a single chassis, and as further defined in §. See Tennessee Code 13-24-201
                                                                                                              • Residential housing: means a specific work or improvement within this state undertaken primarily to provide dwelling accommodations for persons and families of lower and moderate income, including the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of land, buildings and improvements thereto and such other nonhousing facilities as may be incidental or appurtenant thereto. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                              • Residential neighborhood: means an area within a local authority's geographic boundary that is zoned or otherwise designated by the local authority for general purposes as an area primarily used for single-family residences and does not include multiple commercial properties and is subject to speed limits and traffic controls consistent with residential areas. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                              • Residential rental dwelling unit: means a dwelling unit that is leased or rented to one (1) or more tenants. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                              • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                                                                                                              • resulting entity: means the entity resulting from a merger. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                              • Resulting financial institution: means the financial institution resulting from a conversion and having its principal place of business in this state. See Tennessee Code 45-11-102
                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                              • ROW: means the space, in, upon, above, along, across, and over all public streets, highways, avenues, roads, alleys, sidewalks, tunnels, viaducts, bridges, skywalks under the control of the authority, and any unrestricted public utility easement established, dedicated, platted, improved, or devoted for utility purposes and accepted as such public utility easement by the authority, but excluding lands other than streets that are owned by the authority. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                              • Rule of the department: means a rule as defined in the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5, that materially affects the operation of a feedlot, dairy farm, or poultry production house and that has been adopted by the department. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101
                                                                                                              • Sanitary sewer: means an underground conduit for the passage of a sewer, and pumping stations, pressure lines, and outlets where deemed necessary. See Tennessee Code 7-33-301
                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                              • savings bank: as used in this chapter , means a depository institution chartered pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 45-14-103
                                                                                                              • 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 person who holds the office of secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
                                                                                                              • Seed or early stage investment: means an investment in a company that has a product or service in testing or pilot production that may or may not be commercially available. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                              • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                                                                                              • 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
                                                                                                              • Servicing fees: means that sum paid for the reasonable value of services rendered to the agency for the servicing of mortgages it acquires. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                              • Servicing of mortgages: means the collection and payment of all principal and interest and all reasonable fees and charges by the lender for mortgages acquired by the agency. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                              • 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.
                                                                                                              • Sewerage system: means all or any part of the following:

                                                                                                                • (A) The collecting system. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                                                                                                • Sex offender: means any person who is convicted in this state, on or after January 1, 1996, of any sex offense, or if such person has been convicted in another state of an offense that would constitute a sex offense in this state, and who is subject to parole or probation supervision by the department of correction pursuant to an interstate compact. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
                                                                                                                • Sex offense: means any felony or misdemeanor offense described as follows:

                                                                                                                  • (A) The commission of any act that, on or after January 1, 1996, constitutes the criminal offense of:

                                                                                                                    • (i) Rape of a child, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703

                                                                                                                    • Share: means the unit into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                                    • 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
                                                                                                                    • shares: means :

                                                                                                                      • (A) Any stock or other equity interest in any class or series of stock designated in the charter of the resident domestic corporation or its subsidiaries, any certificate of interest, any participation in any profit sharing agreement, any voting trust certificate, or any certificate of deposit for stock in any class or series. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203

                                                                                                                      • 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 wireless facility: includes a micro wireless facility. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                                      • Soil conservation district: means that governmental body established by chapter 14, part 2, of this title. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
                                                                                                                      • Square foot basis: means the apportionment of the applicable costs according to the ratio that the square footage of the individual parcels of property or the buildings expected to be constructed on the property bears to the square footage of all the property or the buildings expected to be constructed on the property. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                                                                                                                      • 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 13-22-101
                                                                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 13-23-103
                                                                                                                      • State apiarist: means that person employed by the department who has the qualifications prescribed by this chapter and has been designated as state apiarist by the commissioner. See Tennessee Code 44-15-102
                                                                                                                      • State portion: means funds appropriated by the state to fund the state portion of the loan fund pool. See Tennessee Code 13-23-302
                                                                                                                      • State premium tax liability: means any liability incurred by an insurance company under §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                                      • State soil conservation committee: means that governmental body established by chapter 14, part 2, of this title. See Tennessee Code 43-34-103
                                                                                                                      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                                                                                                                      • Structure: means any dwelling or place of public accommodation or vacant building or structure suitable as a dwelling or place of public accommodation. See Tennessee Code 13-21-101
                                                                                                                      • Structure: means any dwelling or place of public accommodation or vacant building or structure suitable as a dwelling or place of public accommodation. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
                                                                                                                      • Subcontractor: means a person who has contracted with a prime contractor or with another subcontractor to perform a contract. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102
                                                                                                                      • Subpoena: means any writ, order, or other writing directed to a financial institution, or an officer thereof, and requiring the production of a financial record or records. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102
                                                                                                                      • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
                                                                                                                      • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
                                                                                                                      • Subsidiary: means any corporation in which a majority of the shares entitled to vote are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a corporation subject to this part. See Tennessee Code 48-103-502
                                                                                                                      • Subsidiary: means a corporation more than fifty percent (50%) of whose outstanding voting shares are owned by its parent and/or the parent's other wholly-owned subsidiaries. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
                                                                                                                      • Subsidiary nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation whose sole member is a nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-702
                                                                                                                      • Subsidiary nonprofit corporation: means a nonprofit corporation, the sole member of which is also a nonprofit corporation. See Tennessee Code 48-101-802
                                                                                                                      • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                                                                                                      • Supervisory agency: means :

                                                                                                                        • (A) The federal deposit insurance corporation. See Tennessee Code 45-10-102

                                                                                                                        • Supervisory board: means the board of public utilities or other similar body of the associated municipality, as such board is constituted as of the date an authority is formed pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                                        • Supervisory body: means any board or other agency of a municipality established to supervise the management and operation of its gas system and operations, or, in the absence of a board or other agency, the governing body of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-39-403
                                                                                                                        • Surety: means the person who:

                                                                                                                          • (A) Under the terms of a bid bond, undertakes to pay a sum of money to the obligee in the event the principal breaches the conditions of the bond. See Tennessee Code 4-26-102

                                                                                                                          • System: means any plant, works, facility, property, or parts thereof, together with all appurtenances thereto, used or useful in connection with the furnishing of any of the services and commodities authorized to be provided in this chapter, including generation or production facilities, transmission facilities, storage facilities, and distribution facilities, and all real and personal property of every nature comprising part of or used or useful in connection with a "system" and all appurtenances, contracts, leases, franchises, and other intangibles relating to a "system". See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                                          • Takeover offer: means the offer to acquire or the acquisition of any equity security of an offeree company, pursuant to a tender offer or request or invitation for tenders, if after the acquisition thereof the offeror would be directly or indirectly a beneficial owner of more than ten percent (10%) of any class of the outstanding equity securities of the offeree company. See Tennessee Code 48-103-102
                                                                                                                          • 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 agency: means any county, city, town or metropolitan government in the state. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                                          • 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 7-39-403
                                                                                                                          • Telecommunications service: means telephone, cable television, voice, data, or video transmissions, video programming, Internet access and related services, load control, meter reading, appliance monitoring, power exchange, and billing, or any other telecommunications services or similar or component service that may be provided, as allowed by law, including servicing and repairing related equipment, regardless of the facilities used. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                                          • Tennessee dairy promotion committee: means a statewide committee appointed by the commissioner established pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                                          • 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.
                                                                                                                          • Title pledge agreement: means a thirty-day written agreement whereby a title pledge lender agrees to make a loan of money to a pledgor, and the pledgor agrees to give the title pledge lender a security interest in unencumbered titled personal property owned by the pledgor. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                                          • Title pledge lender: means any person engaged in the business of making title pledge agreements or property pledge agreements with pledgors. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                                          • Title pledge office: means the location at which, or premises in which, a title pledge lender regularly conducts business. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                                          • Titled personal property: means any personal property, the ownership of which is evidenced and delineated by a state-issued certificate of title. See Tennessee Code 45-15-103
                                                                                                                          • TNInvestco: means a partnership, corporation, trust or limited liability company, whether organized on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis that completes the application process in §. See Tennessee Code 4-28-102
                                                                                                                          • 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.
                                                                                                                          • Training: means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
                                                                                                                          • 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.
                                                                                                                          • Treasurer: includes the finance director or other chief financial officer of the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-32-101
                                                                                                                          • Treatment: means therapy and supervision of any sex offender that conforms to the standards created by the board pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 39-13-703
                                                                                                                          • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                                                                                                          • Trust indenture: includes instruments pledging the revenues of real or personal properties but not conveying such properties or conferring a right to foreclose and cause a sale thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-20-102
                                                                                                                          • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                                          • under common control with: means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting stock, by contract or otherwise. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                                          • Unit or units of local government: means any city or county, separately or together, that sets up a program to establish a housing trust fund. See Tennessee Code 13-23-502
                                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                                          • Unmanned aircraft: means an airborne device that is operated without an individual in or on the device. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
                                                                                                                          • urban renewal plan: means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan:

                                                                                                                            • (1) Shall conform to the general plan for the municipality as a whole. See Tennessee Code 13-20-211

                                                                                                                            • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
                                                                                                                            • Utility: includes all utilities either public, private, or cooperatively owned which furnish utility service including, but not limited to, water, electric power, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, steam power, gas, and telephone or telegraph service, through a system of pipes, conduits, cables, or wires devoted to public utility service. See Tennessee Code 13-20-302
                                                                                                                            • Vacant property review commission: means a commission established by ordinance to review vacant properties to make a written determination of blight and deterioration. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
                                                                                                                            • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                                                                                            • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                                                                                                            • 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.
                                                                                                                            • Vote: means to cast a ballot in a referendum. See Tennessee Code 44-19-103
                                                                                                                            • 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
                                                                                                                            • Voting stock: means all shares of the resident domestic corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors. See Tennessee Code 48-103-203
                                                                                                                            • Wastewater service: means the collection, transportation, and treatment of water discharged from residential, commercial, industrial, or other processes for final discharge to the environment. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                                            • Water service: means the procurement, treatment, and distribution of water for domestic use or any other purpose for which water can be used. See Tennessee Code 7-36-102
                                                                                                                            • Waterworks system: means all or any part of the following:

                                                                                                                              • (A) Source of supply. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401

                                                                                                                              • Weapon of mass destruction: includes chemical warfare agents, biological or biologic warfare agents, weaponized agents, weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents, nuclear agents, radiological agents, or the intentional release of industrial agents as a weapon. See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
                                                                                                                              • Weaponized biological or biologic warfare agents: include , but are not limited to, weaponized pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, yeasts, fungi, or genetically engineered pathogens, toxins, vectors, and endogenous biological regulators (EBRs). See Tennessee Code 39-13-803
                                                                                                                              • Wind energy facility expansion: means any activity that:

                                                                                                                                • (A) Adds or substantially modifies a wind energy facility, including increasing the height or the number of the turbines, transmission facilities, or other equipment. See Tennessee Code 65-17-101

                                                                                                                                • Wireless facility: includes small wireless facilities. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                                                • Wireless provider: means a person who provides wireless service. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                                                • Wireless services: means any service using licensed or unlicensed spectrum, including the use of WiFi, whether at a fixed location or mobile, provided to the public. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                                                • Wireline backhaul facility: means a communications facility used to transport communications services by wire from a wireless facility to a network. See Tennessee Code 13-24-402
                                                                                                                                • Works: means the waterworks or sewerage system. See Tennessee Code 7-35-401
                                                                                                                                • 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.
                                                                                                                                • Writing: includes printing or any other method of recording information, money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges, trademarks, and symbols of value, right, privilege or identification. See Tennessee Code 39-14-114
                                                                                                                                • 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
                                                                                                                                • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                                                                                • Zoning requirement: means a regulation or ordinance that has been adopted by a city, county, township, school district, or any special-purpose district or authority, that materially affects the operation of a feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house. See Tennessee Code 44-18-101