2007 ORS 205.010¹

(1) As used in the statutes of this state in reference to a chattel mortgage and action by the appropriate recording officer, "record," "recorded" and "recording" mean "record or file," "recorded or filed" or "recording or filing," as the context requires.

(2) As used in this chapter:

(a) "Person" means an individual, organization, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest or any other legal or commercial entity.

(b) "Text" includes the words contained in the body of an instrument to be recorded and the names of the transactions contained in the instrument. The term does not include instructions for completing the instrument, form numbers or statutory references.

(c) "Transaction" means an action, including but not limited to a transfer, encumbrance or release affecting title to or an interest in real property, that is required or permitted by state law or rule or federal law or regulation to be recorded. [Amended by 1991 c.230 §10; 1993 c.321 §1; 2001 c.713 §1; 2005 c.82 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 205—County Clerks, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­205.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.