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SECTION 511
Definitions
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 29-A
§ 511. Definitions. In this article, unless the context or subject
matter otherwise requires:

1. "Credit card" means and includes any credit card, credit plate,
charge plate, courtesy card, or other identification card or device
issued by a person to another person which may be used to obtain a cash
advance or a loan or credit or to purchase or lease property or services
on the credit of the issuer or of the holder;

2. "Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership or
association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest or
any other legal or commercial entity;

3. "Issuer" means a person who issues a credit card or a debit card;

4. "Holder" means a person to whom such a credit card or debit card is
issued or who has agreed with the issuer to pay obligations arising from
the use of a credit card or debit card issued to another person;

5. "Unauthorized use" means use of a credit card or a debit card by a
person other than the holder who does not have actual, implied or
apparent authority from the holder for such use and from which use the
holder receives no benefit;

6. "Seller" means any person who honors credit cards or debit cards
which may be used to purchase or lease property or services;

7. "Lender" means any person who honors credit cards which may be used
to obtain a cash advance or loan.

8. "Improper use" means unauthorized use of a credit card or a debit
card or use of a revoked, cancelled, expired or forged credit card or
debit card at the premises of a seller or lender, to obtain a cash
advance or loan, or to purchase or lease property or services, or an
attempt to do so;

9. "Debit card" means a card, plate or other similar device issued by
a person to another person which may be used, without a personal
identification number, code or similar identification number, code or
similar identification, to purchase or lease property or services. The
term does not include a credit card or a check, draft or similar
instrument.

10. "Secured credit card" means any credit card for which an issuer
takes a pledge of a specifically identified interest-bearing deposit
account as provided in section four hundred thirteen of the personal
property law.