2013 Maryland Code
§ 8-401 - Definitions
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Benefit contract” means the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by § 8-432 of this subtitle.
(c) “Benefit member” means an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of a society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract.
(d) “Certificate” means the document issued as written evidence of a benefit contract.
(e) “Laws” means a society’s articles of incorporation, constitution, and bylaws, however designated.
(f) “Lodge” means subordinate member units of a society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation.
(g) “Premiums” means premiums, rates, dues, or other required contributions by whatever name known that are payable under a certificate.
(h) “Rules” means all rules, regulations, or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors of a society which are intended to have general application to the members of the society.
(i) Unless the context requires otherwise, “society” means fraternal benefit society.
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