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7.94.020. Definitions

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

(1) “Extreme risk protection order” means an ex parte temporary order or a final order granted under this chapter.

(2) “Family or household member” means, with respect to a respondent, any: (a) Person related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the respondent; (b) Dating partners of the respondent; (c) Person who has a child in common with the respondent, regardless of whether such person has been married to the respondent or has lived together with the respondent at any time; (d) Person who resides or has resided with the respondent within the past year; (e) Domestic partner of the respondent; (f) Person who has a biological or legal parent-child relationship with the respondent, including stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren; and (g) Person who is acting or has acted as the respondent's legal guardian.

(3) “Petitioner” means the person who petitions for an order under this chapter.

(4) “Respondent” means the person who is identified as the respondent in a petition filed under this chapter.