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16-844.Definitions. As used in this act: (a) The term "adequate notice" means a printed notice to a cardholder which sets forth the pertinent facts clearly and conspicuously so that a person against whom it is to operate could reasonably be expected to have noticed it and understood its meaning. Such notice may be given to a cardholder by printing the notice on any credit card, or on each periodic statement of account, issued to the cardholder, or by any other means reasonably assuring the receipt thereof by the cardholder.

(b) The term "credit card" means any card, plate, coupon book or other credit device existing for the purpose of obtaining money, property, labor, or services on credit.

(c) The term "accepted credit card" means any credit card which the cardholder has requested and received or has signed or has used, or authorized another to use, for the purpose of obtaining money, property, or services on credit.

(d) The term "cardholder" means any person to whom a credit card is issued or any person who has agreed with the card issuer to pay obligations arising from the issuance of a credit card to another person.

(e) The term "card issuer" means any person who issues a credit card, or the agent of such person with respect to such card.

(f) The term "unauthorized use" means a use of a credit card by a person other than the cardholder who does not have actual, implied, or apparent authority for use and from which the cardholder receives no benefit.

History: L. 1972, ch. 209, § 4; July 1.

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