The Law Dictionary

Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.

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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.

Occasional Driver

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

OFFER OF COMPROMISE

a term that is given to the proposal that will end a dispute and does away with a law suit.

OWNER LEGAL

the term that is given to the person who is recognised by law to be the rightful owner.

OFFER FOR THE RECORD

a term that is applied to presenting evidence in a law suit and the evidence is placed in the official record.

OATH JUDICIAL

the name that is given to the oath that is taken in court as compared to one taken outside of a court.

OBVIOUS

a term that means a thing is apparent, easily seen or understood.

OATH FALSE

the term that describes perjury or the telling of a lie while under oath.

OUSTER BY ABATEMENT

a term that is applied to the situation where a person dies and a person with no right to property takes possession of it before the heirs are able inherit.

OPENING STATEMENT

a term that is given to the initial statement of the attorney to the judge or the judge to a jury.

OFFICER DE JURE

the name given to the person who is chosen to carry out certain duties he is qualified to perform.

OATH VOLUNTARY

the name given to an oath not in court and not related to a judicial matter but when a person swears to anther person that they will do something.

OPERATIVE CONSENT

this is the term that is given to the permission that a person gives in writing to allow an operation to be performed on him.

OATH OFFICIAL

the name given to the sworn oath of a public official on assuming office.