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Taonga

The World’s Largest Free and Online Legal Dictionary.Taonga This Māori word has actually made its way into English dictionaries, where it is defined as “treasure” or “anything highly prized.” A definition is also included in a dictionary of Māori legal terms published in 2013. Examples of its use in statutes include the Māori Language Act 1987, which states in the preamble: “Whereas in the Treaty of Waitangi the Crown confirmed and guaranteed to the Māori people, among other things, all their taonga: And whereas the Māori language is one such taonga.” The Resource Management Act 1991 states as a matter of national importance “the relationship of Maori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu, and other taonga.” The National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003 also includes the term in its purpose section: “The purpose of this Act is to provide for the preservation, protection, development, and accessibility, as appropriate, for all the people of New Zealand, of the collections of the National Library (which includes the Alexander Turnbull Library) in a manner consistent with their status as documentary heritage and taonga. “Taonga”is contained in a number of New […]

Testacy proceeding

Testacy proceeding in the American Legislation

Definition of Testacy proceeding provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Means a proceeding to establish a will or determine intestacy….

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Supervised administration

Supervised administration in the American Legislation

Definition of Supervised administration provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Refers to the proceedings described in [Article] III, [Part] 5….

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Successor personal representative

Successor personal representative in the American Legislation

Definition of Successor personal representative provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Means a personal representative, other than a special administrator, who is appointed to s…

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Protective proceeding

Protective proceeding in the American Legislation

Definition of Protective proceeding provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Means a proceeding under [Part] 4 of [Article] V….

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Protected person

Protected person in the American Legislation

Definition of Protected person provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Is as defined in Section 5-102….

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Payor

Payor in the American Legislation

Definition of Payor provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Means a trustee, insurer, business entity, employer, government, governmental agency or subdivision, or any other person authorized or obligated b…

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Nonresident decedent

Nonresident decedent in the American Legislation

Definition of Nonresident decedent provided by the Uniform Probate Code: Means a decedent who was domiciled in another jurisdiction at the time of his [or her] death. …

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Organization

(Association), noun

  • affiliation
  • aggregation
  • alliance
  • bloc
  • club
  • coalition combination
  • community
  • company
  • corps
  • coterie
  • establishment
  • faction
  • federation
  • foundation
  • gr…
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Survive

“Ordinarily means to live longer than some other individual, but it may mean to continue to live beyond a specified period, event or condition. 220 111. 511. It imports that the person who is to survive must be living at the death of the person whom, or at the happening of the event which, he is to …

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