§ 8-14-401 Fiscal Officer

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 8 > Chapter 14 > Part 4 - District Public Defender's Fiscal Affairs

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charter: includes amended and restated charters and articles of merger. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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
  • Dissolution: means that the LLC has incurred an event under §. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
  • Document: means :

    1. Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    2. domestic business corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under or subject to Chapters 11 27 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    3. domestic nonprofit corporation: means a corporation incorporated under the laws of this state and subject to the Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation Act, compiled in Chapters 51 68 of this title. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
    4. Entity: includes the following, whether foreign or domestic: LLCs. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
    5. 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.
    6. Filing entity: means an unincorporated entity that is of a type that is created by filing a public organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
    7. Foreign country: means a government other than:

      1. The United States. See Tennessee Code 26-6-202
      2. Foreign nonprofit corporation: means a corporation incorporated under a law other than the law of this state, which would be a nonprofit corporation if incorporated under the laws of this state. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      3. Foreign unincorporated entity: means an unincorporated entity whose internal affairs are governed by an organic law of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
      4. Foreign-country judgment: means a judgment of a court of a foreign country. See Tennessee Code 26-6-202
      5. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
      6. Interest: means either or both of the following rights under the organic law of an unincorporated entity:

        1. The right to receive distributions from the entity either in the ordinary course or upon liquidation. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        2. Interest holder: means a person who holds of record an interest. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
        3. 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.
        4. Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
        5. Nonfiling entity: means an unincorporated entity that is of a type that is not created by filing a public organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        6. 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.
        7. Organic document: means a public organic document or a private organic document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        8. Organic law: means the statute governing the internal affairs of a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation or unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        9. Person: includes individual and entity. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        10. Private organic document: means any document (other than the public organic document, if any) that determines the internal governance of an unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        11. Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        12. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        13. Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
        14. Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
        15. Public organic document: means the document, if any, that is filed of public record to create an unincorporated entity. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        16. Representative: means a governor, manager, employee or other agent of a foreign LLC. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        17. Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the bylaws or the board of directors has delegated responsibility under §. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        18. Secretary of state: means the person who holds the office of secretary of state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 48-202-101
        19. Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
        20. 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
        21. State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        22. 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
        23. Survivor: means the corporation or unincorporated entity that is in existence immediately after consummation of a merger or entity conversion pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 48-21-101
        24. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        25. Unincorporated entity: means an organization or artificial legal person that either has a separate legal existence or has the power to acquire an estate in real property in its own name and that is not any of the following: a domestic or foreign business or nonprofit corporation, an estate, a trust, a state, the United States, or a foreign government. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        26. United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        27. Voting group: means all shares of one (1) or more classes or series that under the charter or Chapters 11 27 of this title are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201
        28. written: means any information in the form of a document. See Tennessee Code 48-11-201