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Optional Coverage

Insurance coverage provided by a policy that is beyond what is required by law. Includes Collision Coverage and Comprehensive Coverage.

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Occasional Driver

A person who operatesĀ an insured vehicle who is not considered the primary or principle driver.

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ORIGINAL EVIDENCE

1. The original document introduced to a trial. 2. First hand evidence and the best evidence submitted to a case.

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ORDER NISI

the term given to the order to request a thing be done within a certain period of time.

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OPENING CASE

the name that is given to the opening statement for a new case or when new evidence comes to hand.

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OATH SOLEMN

the term that is given to the oath where a person places their hand on the bible.

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OPEN HEARING

the name of an investigation that is open to the public and is not a closed.

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OFFENSE QUASI

a term that is applied to an unlawful act that is attributed to a person who didn’t commit a crime but influenced another person to commit it.

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OSTENSIBLE

a word used to describe something that is apparent and obvious.

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OBLIGATION PRINCIPAL

a term that refers to the main obligation.

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OBLIGATION MORAL

the term applied to an obligation that needs to be carried out as a matter of conscience and cannot be enforced by law.

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OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES

the term given to the money a person spends to defray the expenses of carrying out his usual duties of his job.

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OMNIBUS MOTION

the term used to describe a motion that contains several other motions.

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OATH PROMISSORY

The oath or sworn statement that a person will carry out a future action.

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OATH OF CALUMNY

the name of the oath that the plaintiff makes in his suit against the defendant based on truth and not because of malice or deceit.

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OFFENSE SECOND

this is the term given to an act carried by a person that is unlawful and he has committed an unlawful act before.

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OFFICIAL ACT

the name that is given to an act that is carried out by an officer doing his duties.

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ORIGINAL PROCESS

This a term that applies to the procedure and the method that is sued to commence a law suit.

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OCCUPYING CLAIMANT

a term that is applied to person who has improved his house as he thinks he will own it one day and when he discovers he won’t is a claim for work done.

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OPINION DISSENTING

See dissenting opinion.

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