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Definitions and Index of Definitions
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) CHAPTER 38, ARTICLE 7, PART 1
Section 7--102. Definitions and Index of Definitions.

(a) In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Bailee" means a person that by a warehouse receipt, bill of
lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and
contracts to deliver them.

(2) "Carrier" means a person that issues a bill of lading.

(3) "Consignee" means a person named in a bill of lading to which or
to whose order the bill promises delivery.

(4) "Consignor" means a person named in a bill of lading as the person
from which the goods have been received for shipment.

(5) "Delivery order" means a record that contains an order to deliver
goods directed to a warehouse, carrier, or other person that in the
ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of

(6) "Good faith" means honesty in fact and the observance of
reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing.

(7) "Goods" means all things that are treated as movable for the
purposes of a contract for storage or transportation.

(8) "Issuer" means a bailee that issues a document of title or, in the
case of an unaccepted delivery order, the person that orders the
possessor of goods to deliver. The term includes a person for which an
agent or employee purports to act in issuing a document if the agent or
employee has real or apparent authority to issue documents, even if the
issuer did not receive any goods, the goods were misdescribed, or in any
other respect the agent or employee violated the issuer's instructions.

(9) "Person entitled under the document" means the holder, in the case
of a negotiable document of title, or the person to which delivery of
the goods is to be made by the terms of, or pursuant to instructions in
a record under, a nonnegotiable document of title.

(10) {Reserved}.

(11) "Sign" means, with present intent to authenticate or adopt a

(A) to execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

(B) to attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic
sound, symbol, or process.

(12) "Shipper" means a person that enters into a contract of
transportation with a carrier.

(13) "Warehouse" means a person engaged in the business of storing
goods for hire.

(b) Definitions in other articles applying to this article and the
sections in which they appear are:

(1) "Contract for sale", Section 2--106.

(2) "Lessee in the ordinary course of business", Section 2A--103.

(3) "Receipt" of goods, Section 2--103.

(c) In addition, Article 1 contains general definitions and principles
of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this article.