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Chapter 551 Payment of Certain Estates to State 551.001 – 551.103

Terms Used In Texas Estates Code > Title 2 > Subtitle L

  • Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Agency: includes authority, board, bureau, commission, committee, council, department, district, division, and office. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Another: means a person other than the actor. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Claims: includes :
    (1) liabilities of a decedent that survive the decedent's death, including taxes, regardless of whether the liabilities arise in contract or tort or otherwise;
    (2) funeral expenses;
    (3) the expense of a tombstone;
    (4) expenses of administration;
    (5) estate and inheritance taxes; and
    (6) debts due such estates. See Texas Estates Code 113.153
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Court: means and includes:
    (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction;
    (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise original probate jurisdiction; and
    (3) a district court exercising original probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 113.1541
  • Death: includes , for an individual who is an unborn child, the failure to be born alive. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Devisee: includes a legatee. See Texas Estates Code 113.156
  • Docket: means the probate docket. See Texas Estates Code 113.158
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Estate: means a decedent's property, as that property:
    (1) exists originally and as the property changes in form by sale, reinvestment, or otherwise;
    (2) is augmented by any accretions and other additions to the property, including any property to be distributed to the decedent's representative by the trustee of a trust that terminates on the decedent's death, and substitutions for the property; and
    (3) is diminished by any decreases in or distributions from the property. See
  • Felony: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by death or confinement in a penitentiary. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Final canvass: means the canvass from which the official result of an election is determined. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • General election: means an election, other than a primary election, that regularly recurs at fixed dates. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage, or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Heir: means a person who is entitled under the statutes of descent and distribution to a part of the estate of a decedent who dies intestate. See Texas Estates Code 113.203
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Judge: means the presiding judge of any court having original jurisdiction over probate proceedings, regardless of whether the court is:
    (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction;
    (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise probate jurisdiction; or
    (3) a district court exercising probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 113.207
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Land commissioner: means the Commissioner of the General Land Office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Law: means the constitution or a statute of this state or of the United States, a written opinion of a court of record, a municipal ordinance, an order of a county commissioners court, or a rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Law: means a constitution, statute, city charter, or city ordinance. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Livestock: means cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotic livestock, including elk and elk hybrids, and hogs, unless otherwise defined. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Minor: means a person younger than 18 years of age who:
    (1) has never been married; and
    (2) has not had the disabilities of minority removed for general purposes. See Texas Estates Code 113.210
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, or association. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Person: includes a natural person and a corporation. See Texas Estates Code 113.253
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Special election: means an election that is not a general election or a primary election. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Ward: means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Texas Estates Code 114.006