Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Commissioner” means a District Court commissioner appointed in accordance with Article IV, § 41G of the Maryland Constitution.
(c) “Court” means the District Court of Maryland.
(d) “Final peace order” means a peace order issued by a judge under § 3–1505 of this subtitle.
(e) “Interim peace order” means an order that a commissioner issues under this subtitle pending a hearing by a judge on a petition.
(f) “Petitioner” means an individual who files a petition under § 3–1503 of this subtitle.
(g) “Residence” includes the yard, grounds, outbuildings, and common areas surrounding the residence.
(h) “Respondent” means an individual alleged in a petition to have committed an act specified in § 3–1503(a) of this subtitle against a petitioner.
(i) “Temporary peace order” means a peace order issued by a judge under § 3–1504 of this subtitle.