Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 102. Definitions and Index of Definitions.
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AS 45.07.102. Definitions and Index of Definitions.

(a) In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) "bailee" means the person who by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them;

(2) "consignee" means the person named in a bill to whom or to whose order the bill promises delivery;

(3) "consignor" means the person named in a bill as the person from whom the goods have been received for shipment;

(4) "delivery order" means a written order to deliver goods directed to a warehouseman, carrier, or other person who in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading;

(5) "document" means document of title as defined in the general definitions in AS 45.01.201 ;

(6) "goods" means all things that are treated as movable for the purpose of a contract of storage or transportation;

(7) "issuer" means a bailee who issued a document except that in relation to an unaccepted delivery order it means the person who orders the possessor of goods to deliver; issuer includes any person for whom an agent or employee purports to act in issuing a document if the agent or employee has real or apparent authority to issue documents, notwithstanding that the issuer received no goods or that the goods were misdescribed or that in any other respect the agent or employee violated instructions;

(8) "warehouseman" is a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire.

(b) Other definitions applying to this chapter, or to specified sections within this chapter and the sections in which the definitions appear are:

(1) "duly negotiate" (AS 45.07.501 )

(2) "person entitled under the document" (AS 45.07.403 ).

(c) Definitions in AS 45.02 applying to this chapter and the sections in which the definitions appear are:

(1) "contract for sale" (AS 45.02.106 )

(2) "overseas" (AS 45.02.323 )

(3) "receipt" of goods (AS 45.02.103 ).

(d) In addition, AS 45.01 contains general definitions and principles of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this chapter.

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