Dictionary of Legal Terms

Tangible Personal Property
See personal property, security interest....

Tax Lien
A tax lien attaches to property at the beginning of each tax year...

Tax-Exempt Organization
A nonprofit organization (NPO) formed to carry out a charitable, ...

Ten Percent Bond
A type of bail for an accused's appearance in a criminal case. A ...

Tenancy At Will
A tenancy (the right to possess and use a premises or real proper...

Tenancy By The Entireties
A type of joint ownership of real property by a husband and wife....

Tenancy In Common
A type of joint ownership of real property in which each owner ha...

Tenant
1) A person who occupies rental property. 2) The owner of certain...

Tender
An offer of money to satisfy a debt. ...

Testamentary Trust
A trust created by the terms of a will, and which comes into bein...

Testate
1) The status of having died with a will. A person who has died w...

Testator
The person who makes a will. See codicil, will....

Testimony
Oral evidence given by a witness. See evidence....

Time off For Good Behavior
See earned credit....

Title
1) Ownership. 2) A document evidencing ownership, such as the tit...

Title Examination
The process of examining the public records of deeds, mortgages, ...

Torrens System
A land registry system operating in a few Ohio counties that requ...

Tort
A private wrong as distinguished from a crime (which is a wrong a...

Trade Fixture
Movable personal property such as a showcase, shelving, or other ...

Trade Name
A trade name is used to identify a business. If someone registers...

Trademark
A trademark is a word or words, an emblem, logo, symbol, slogan o...

Transfer-On-Death (TOD) Account
See payable-on-death (POD) account, transfer-on-death (TOD) deed....

Transfer-On-Death (TOD) Deed
A deed that transfers ownership of real property to a person name...

Trespass
1) A civil wrong (tort) based on the unexcused intrusion on, or i...

Trespasser
In criminal and tort law, a person who comes upon the land or pre...

True Bill
1) A phrase endorsed on an indictment which shows that a grand ju...

Trust
A legal device permitting the owner of real property or personal ...

Trustee
The administrator of a trust. See fiduciary....

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