Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
Appraisal: A determination of property value.
Basic livestock: means a herd of cattle, sheep, or swine kept and maintained primarily for breeding purposes. See Utah Code 52-4-203
Capitol hill complex: means the grounds and buildings within the area bounded by 300 North Street, Columbus Street, 500 North Street, and East Capitol Boulevard in Salt Lake City. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Commercial farm: means a tract or tracts of land with or without improvements recognized as a farm or ranch in this state which is owned and operated or leased and operated by the applicant, and used in the production and raising of basic livestock. See Utah Code 52-4-203
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Convening: means the calling together of a public body by a person authorized to do so for the express purpose of discussing or acting upon a subject over which that public body has jurisdiction or advisory power. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Electronic meeting: means a public meeting convened or conducted by means of a conference using electronic communications. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Electronic message: means a communication transmitted electronically, including:
text messaging, as that term is defined in Section 76-4-401; or
any other method that conveys a message or facilitates communication electronically. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
Farmer: means any person who owns and operates or leases and operates a commercial farm in this state, and includes individuals, partnerships and corporations. See Utah Code 52-4-203
Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
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.
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
Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
Meeting: means the convening of a public body or a specified body, with a quorum present, including a workshop or an executive session, whether in person or by means of electronic communications, for the purpose of discussing, receiving comments from the public about, or acting upon a matter over which the public body or specific body has jurisdiction or advisory power. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Monitor: means to hear or observe, live, by audio or video equipment, all of the public statements of each member of the public body who is participating in a meeting. See Utah Code 52-4-103
Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
Participate: means the ability to communicate with all of the members of a public body, either verbally or electronically, so that each member of the public body can hear or observe the communication. See Utah Code 52-4-103