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Definitions


  1. Definitions
  1. Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural includes the singular.
  2. Words importing the feminine gender include the masculine as well, except as otherwise clearly indicated by the context.
  3. "Courts" means the Supreme Court; the Court of Chancery; the Superior Court; the Court of Common Pleas; the Family Court; and the Justice of the Peace Court.
  4. "Court Administrators" means the Administrator of the Supreme Court; the Administrator of the Court of Chancery; the Administrator of the Superior Court; the Administrator of the Court of Common Pleas; the Administrator of the Family Court; and the Administrator of the Justice of the Peace Court.
  5. "Employee" means full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, and contractual non-judicial personnel, whether paid or unpaid.
  6. "Judicial Agency" includes the Administrative Office of the Courts, including the Judicial Information Center and the Office of State Court Collections Enforcement; the Arms of the Supreme Court; the Law Libraries; the Office of the Public Guardian; the Child Placement Review Board; the Office of the Child Advocate; the Child Death, Near Death, and Stillbirth Commission; and the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission.
  7. "Judicial Branch" means the Supreme Court, including the Arms of the Court; the Court of Chancery; the Superior Court; the Court of Common Pleas; the Family Court; the Justice of the Peace Court; the Administrative Office of the Courts and other Judicial Agencies.
  8. "Judicial Officer" means a Judge; Master; Commissioner; or Justice of the Peace.
  9. "Presiding Judge" shall mean collectively the Chancellor of the Court of Chancery; the President Judge of the Superior Court; the Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; the Chief Judge of the Family Court; and the Chief Magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Court. When used individually, the context will indicate the relevant Court.
  10. "State Court Administrator" means the Administrative Office of the Courts' State Court Administrator.

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