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n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed


n. short for order to show cause.


n. 1) a swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth and not

obiter dicta

: (oh-bitter dick-tah) n. remarks of a judge which are not


1) v. to ask the court not to allow a particular question a


n. a lawyer's protest about the legal propriety of a questi


n. a legal duty to pay or do something.


(ah-bluh-jee) n. the person or entity to whom an obligation


(ah-bluh-gore) n. the person or entity who owes an obligati


adj., adv. a highly subjective reference to material or act

obstruction of justice

n. an attempt to interfere with the administration of the c


n. 1) living in or using premises, as a tenant or owner. 2)


n. 1) someone living in a residence or using premises, as a


n. 1) fairly permanent trade, profession, employment, busin

occupational disease

n. an illness resulting from long-term employment in a part

occupational hazard

n. a danger or risk inherent in certain employments or work

occupy the field

v. to preempt (monopolize) an area of statutory law by a hi

of counsel

adj. reference to an attorney who is not actively involved

off calendar

adj. refers to an order of the court to take a lawsuit, pet


n. an accused defendant in a criminal case or one convicted


n. a crime or punishable violation of law of any type or ma


n. a specific proposal to enter into an agreement with anot

offer of proof

n. an explanation made by an attorney to a judge during tri


n. a person or entity to whom an offer to enter into a cont


n. a person or entity who makes a specific proposal to anot


n. 1) a high-level management official of a corporation or

officer of the court

n. any person who has an obligation to promote justice and


1) adj. referring to an act, document or anything sanctione

official misconduct

n. improper and/or illegal acts by a public official which

officious intermeddler

n. a volunteer who assists and/or benefits another without


1) n. also called a "setoff," the deduction by a debtor fro

offshore corporation

n. a corporation chartered under the laws of a country othe


n. 1) failure to perform an act agreed to, where there is a

omnibus clause

n. 1) an automobile insurance policy clause which provides

on all fours

adj. a reference to a lawsuit in which all the legal issues

on demand

adj. in a promissory note, a requirement that the amount du

on file

prep. having been formally filed with the clerk of the cour

on or about

prep. a phrase referring to a date or place used in a compl

on or before

prep. a phrase usually found in a contract or promissory no

on the merits

adj. referring to a judgment, decision or ruling of a court

on the stand

prep. testifying during a trial, in which the witness almos

open court

n. the conduct of judicial proceedings (trials, hearings an

opening statement

n. the explanation by the attorneys for both sides at the b

operation of law

n. a change or transfer which occurs automatically due to e


n. the explanation of a court's judgment. When a trial cour


n. a right to purchase property or require another to perfo


conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to dist

oral contract

n. an agreement made with spoken words and either no writin


1) n. every direction or mandate of a judge or a court whic

order to show cause

n. a judge's written mandate that a party appear in court o


n. a statute enacted by a city or town.


adj. regular, customary and continuing, and not unusual or

ordinary course of business

n. conduct of business within normal commercial customs and

original jurisdiction

n. the authority of a court to hold a trial, as distinguish


n. a child, particularly a minor, whose two natural parents

ostensible agent

n. a person who has been given the appearance of being an e

ostensible authority

n. apparent authority to do something or represent another


n. 1) the wrongful dispossession (putting out) of a rightfu

out of court

adj. referring to actions, including negotiations between p

out-of-pocket expenses

n. moneys paid directly for necessary items by a contractor


n. a structure not connected with the primary residence on


n. popularly, anyone who commits serious crimes and acts ou

output contract

n. an agreement in which a producer agrees to sell its enti


v. 1) to charge more than a posted or advertised price. 2)


v. 1) to reject an attorney's objection to a question to a

overt act

n. in criminal law, an action which might be innocent itsel


v. to have a legal duty to pay funds to another. However, t


v. to have legal title or right to something. Mere possessi

own recognizance

(O.R.) n. the basis for a judge allowing a person accused o


n. one who has legal title or right to something. Contrary


n. legal title coupled with exclusive legal right to posses

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