As used in subchapter 9.100:
(1) “board” means the Attorney Discipline Board;
(2) “commission” means the Attorney Grievance Commission;
(3) “administrator” means the grievance administrator;
(4) “investigator” means a person specially designated by the administrator to assist him or her in the investigation of alleged misconduct or requested reinstatement;
(5) “attorney” or “lawyer” means a person regularly licensed, specially admitted, permitted to practice law in Michigan on a temporary or other limited basis, or who is otherwise subject to the disciplinary authority of Michigan pursuant to order or rule of the Supreme Court;
(6) “respondent” means an attorney named in a request for investigation or complaint, or proceedings for reciprocal discipline, based on a judgment of conviction, or transfers to inactive status under MCR 9.121;
(7) “request for investigation” means the first step in bringing alleged misconduct to the administrator’s attention;
(8) “complaint” means the formal charge prepared by the administrator and filed with the board;
(9) “review” means examination by the board of a hearing panel’s order on petition by the administrator, complainant, or respondent;
(10) “appeal” means judicial re-examination by the Supreme Court of the board’s final order on petition by the administrator, complainant, or respondent;
(11) “grievance” means alleged misconduct;
(12) “investigation” means fact finding on alleged misconduct under the administrator’s direction.
(13) “disbarment” means revocation of the license to practice law.
(14) “complainant” means a person who signs a request for investigation.
(15) “disability inactive status” means inactive status to which a lawyer has been transferred pursuant to MCR 9.121 or a similar rule of another jurisdiction.
(16)”disciplinary proceeding” means a proceeding commenced under this subchapter seeking the imposition of discipline for misconduct.