As used in this chapter:
(A) "Arbitral award" means any decisions of the arbitral tribunal on the substance of the dispute submitted to it and includes an interim, interlocutory, or partial arbitral award.
(B) "Arbitral tribunal" means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators.
(C) "Arbitration" means any arbitration, whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution.
(D) "Arbitration agreement" means an agreement by the parties to submit to arbitration all or certain disputes that have arisen or that may arise between them in respect of a defined legal, contractual or other relationship.
(E) "Conciliation" means any conciliation, whether or not administered by a permanent conciliation institution.
(F) "Court" means a body or an organ of the judicial system of a state.
(G) "Court of common pleas" means the court of common pleas of the county of this state described in or selected pursuant to section 2712.11 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Foreign nation" means any nation other than the United States and includes any province, territory, or other political subdivision of that nation.
(I) "Party" means a party to an arbitration or conciliation agreement.
(J) Except as provided in division (L) of this section, "state" means the United States and any foreign nation.
(K) "Supreme court" means the supreme court of this state.
(L) "This state" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code.
(M) "United States" includes any state, district, commonwealth, territory, or insular possession of the United States and any area subject to the legislative authority of the United States.
Effective Date: 10-23-1991