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For the purposes of this chapter the words and phrases defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them unless a contrary meaning is clear from the context:
CONCEAL: To "conceal" merchandise means that, although there may be some notice of its presence, that merchandise is not visible through ordinary observation.
FULL RETAIL VALUE: The merchant's stated or advertised price of the merchandise.
MERCHANDISE: Any item of tangible personal property.
MERCHANT: An owner or operator of any retail mercantile establishment or any agent, employee, lessee, consignee, officer, director, franchisee or independent contractor of such owner or operator.
MINOR: A person who is less than seventeen (17) years of age, is unemancipated and resides with his parents or legal guardian.
PEACE OFFICER: Has the meaning ascribed to that term in section 6-1-2 of this chapter.
PERSON: Any natural person or individual.
PREMISES OF A RETAIL MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT: Includes, but is not limited to, the retail mercantile establishment; any common use areas in shopping centers and all parking areas set aside by a merchant or on behalf of a merchant for the parking of vehicles for the convenience of the patrons of such retail mercantile establishment.
RETAIL MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT: Any place where merchandise is displayed, held, stored or offered for sale to the public.
SHOPPING CART: Those pushcarts of the type or types which are commonly provided by grocery stores, drugstores or other retail mercantile establishments for the use of the public in transporting commodities in stores and markets and, incidentally, from the store to a place outside the store.
UNDER RING: To cause the cash register or other sales recording device to reflect less than the full retail value of the merchandise. (2004 Code)