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Legal Information: North Dakota

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March 19, 2020

14-07.4-01. Definitions

In this chapter:

1. “Foreign protection order” means a protection order issued by a tribunal of another state.

2. “Issuing state” means the state whose tribunal issues a protection order.

3. “Mutual foreign protection order” means a foreign protection order that includes
provisions issued in favor of both the protected individual seeking enforcement of the order and the respondent.

4. “Protected individual” means an individual protected by a protection order.

5. “Protection order” means an injunction or other order, issued by a tribunal under the domestic violence or family violence laws of the issuing state, to prevent an
individual from engaging in violent or threatening acts against, harassment of,
contact or communication with, or physical proximity to another individual. The term
includes an injunction or other order issued under the antistalking laws of the issuing

6. “Respondent” means the individual against whom enforcement of a protection order is sought.

7. “State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes an Indian tribe or band that has
jurisdiction to issue protection orders.

8. “Tribunal” means a court, agency, or other entity authorized by law to issue or
modify a protection order.