§27-25-4  Definitions. –

Published: 2015

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Rhode Island Fraternal Code

SECTION 27-25-4

   § 27-25-4  Definitions. –

Whenever used in this chapter:

   (1) "Benefit contract" means the agreement for provision of

benefits authorized by § 27-25-16, as that agreement is described in

§ 27-25-19(a);

   (2) "Benefit member" means an adult member who is designated

by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit


   (3) "Certificate" means the document issued as written

evidence of the benefit contract;

   (4) "Laws" means the society's articles of incorporation,

constitution, and by-laws, however designated;

   (5) "Lodge" means subordinate member units of the society,

known as camps, courts, councils, branches, or by any other designation;

   (6) "Premiums" means premiums, rates, dues, or other required

contributions by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate;

   (7) "Rules" means all rules, regulations, or resolutions

adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended

to have general application to the members of the society; and

   (8) "Society" means fraternal benefit society, unless

otherwise indicated.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1984, ch. 201, § 2.)