2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 8 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1 - COMMON LAW, STATUTES AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
SECTION 8-1-102. - Definitions.
(a) As used in the statutes unless the legislature clearly specifies a different meaning or interpretation or the context clearly requires a different meaning:
(i) "Adult" means a person who is not a minor;
(ii) "Bond" includes an undertaking;
(iii) When used in a context denoting age:
(A) "Majority" means that period of time when a person is an adult;
(B) "Minor" means a person who has not yet reached the eighteenth anniversary of his birth;
(C) "Minority" means that period of time when a person is a minor.
(iv) "Month" means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year; the word "year" is equivalent to the words, "year of our Lord";
(v) "Oath" includes affirmation;
(vi) "Person" includes an individual, partnership, corporation, joint stock company or any other association or entity, public or private;
(vii) "Preceding" and "following," when referring to sections in statutes, mean the sections next preceding or next following that in which the words occur, unless some other section is designated;
(viii) "Will" includes the words "testament" and "codicil";
(ix) "Written" and "in writing" include printing, lithographing or other modes of representing words and letters, but in all cases if the written signature of any person is required the proper handwriting of that person, or his mark, is intended;
(x) "District attorney" includes a county and prosecuting attorney in a county where the office of district attorney has not been created. This definition shall specifically not apply to W.S. 9-1-801 through 9-1-811;
(xi) "State penal institution" includes the Wyoming state penitentiary, Wyoming state penitentiary farms and camps, Wyoming women's center, Wyoming correctional facility, community correctional facilities defined by W.S. 7-18-102(a)(i) and any other state penal institution created by law for the incarceration of convicted felons;
(xii) "Elected state official" means the governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer and superintendent of public instruction;
(xiii) "Intellectual disability" means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning with concurrent deficits in adaptive behavior manifested during the developmental period. "Intellectually disabled" means a person with an intellectual disability;
(xiv) "Notarial officer" means a notary public or other officer authorized to perform notarial acts as defined in W.S. 34-26-101(b)(iii);
(xv) "Last federal census" means the last official federal decennial census as conducted and officially corrected by the bureau of census, including any changes for boundary modifications, to become effective on July 1 next following the receipt of the official census figures;
(xvi) "Population" of a city, town, county, legislative district or other political subdivision shall be determined by resort to the last federal census.
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