Sec. 14-1.  Definitions. 


As used in this chapter, unless expressly provided to the contrary or unless the context otherwise requires:


Act shall mean a bodily movement, and includes words and possession of property.


Aid or assist shall mean knowingly to give or lend money or credit to be used for, or to make possible or available, or to further activity thus aided or assisted.


Benefit shall mean any gain or advantage to the beneficiary including any gain or advantage to another person pursuant to the desire or consent of the beneficiary.


Bodily injury shall mean physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition.


Conduct shall mean an action or omission and its accompanying state of mind, or, where relevant, a series of acts and omissions.


Deadly physical force shall mean force, the intended, natural, and probable consequence of which is to produce death, or which does, in fact, produce death.


Deadly weapon shall mean any firearm, knife, bludgeon, or other device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate, which in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury.


Deface shall mean to alter the appearance of something by removing, distorting, adding to, or covering all or a part of the thing.


Dwelling shall mean a building or other thing which is used, intended to be used, or usually used by a person for habitation.


Government shall mean the United States, any state, county, municipality, or other political unit, any branch, department, agency, or subdivision of any of the foregoing, and any corporation or other entity established by law to carry out any government functions.


Governmental function shall mean any activity which a public servant is legally authorized to undertake on behalf of government.


Motor vehicle shall mean every self-propelled land vehicle, not operated upon rails, except self-propelled invalid chairs.


Omission shall mean a failure to perform an act as to which a duty of performance is imposed by law.


Peace officer shall mean any officer or employee of the state or a political subdivision authorized by law to make arrests, and shall include members of the National Guard on active service by direction of the governor during periods of emergency or civil disorder.


Pecuniary benefit shall mean benefit in the form of money, property, commercial interest, or anything else, the primary significance of which is economic gain.


Person shall mean any natural person and where relevant any corporation or an unincorporated association.


Public place shall mean a place to which the public or a substantial number of the public has access, and includes but is not limited to highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds, and the common areas of public and private buildings and facilities.


Public servant shall mean any officer or employee of government, whether elected or appointed, and any person participating as an advisor, consultant, process server, or otherwise in performing a governmental function, but the term does not include witnesses.


Recklessly shall mean acting with respect to a material element of an offense when any person disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the material element exists or will result from his conduct.  The risk must be of such a nature and degree that, considering the nature and purpose of the actor's conduct and the circumstances known to him, its disregard involves a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a law-abiding person would observe in the actor's situation.


Serious bodily injury shall mean bodily injury which involves a substantial risk of death, or which involves substantial risk or serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body.


Tamper shall mean to interfere with something improperly or to make unwarranted alterations in its condition.


Thing of value shall mean real property, tangible and intangible personal property, contract rights, choses in action, services, and any rights of use or enjoyment connected therewith.


Voluntary act shall mean an act performed as a result of effort or determination, and includes the possession of property if the actor was aware of his physical possession or control thereof for a sufficient period to have been able to terminate it.

State law reference--Similar provisions.  R.R.S. 1943, 28-109.