§ 1-1-101. Definitions.
   In this Code, the following words have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise or the meanings are inconsistent with the Acts of the State General Assembly, the decisions of the courts of the State, or the manifest intent of the County Council.
      (1)   "Charter" means the Anne Arundel County Charter.
      (2)   "County" means Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
      (3)   "County Council" means the County Council of Anne Arundel County.
      (4)   "Fair market value" means the price at which property changes hands in a transaction between a willing buyer not compelled to buy and a willing seller not compelled to sell.
      (5)   "Includes" or "including" means includes or including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation.
      (6)   "Owner", when applied to a structure or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant by the entireties, tenant in partnership, or joint tenant of all or part of the structure or land.
      (7)   "Person" means an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other entity.
      (8)   "Personal property" means any type of property other than real property.
      (9)   "Property" includes real and personal property.
      (10)   "Real property" includes lands, tenancies, hereditaments, and all chattels real.
      (11)   "State" means the State of Maryland.
      (12)   "State Code" means the Annotated Code of Maryland.
(1985 Code, Art. 1, § 1-101)