Legal Articles

OPEN WILL

will that has been spoken orally and is a nuncupative will.

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OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

a term that is applied to the misbehaviour and unlawful acts committed by a public official while performing his duties.

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ORIGINAL ENTRY

a term that is given to the first entry that is made in an account book for a particular account.

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ORDER OF INTERPLEADER

the term used for the order that is in favour of the plaintiff and commands the defendant to settle the controversy between themselves.

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ORDER OF REFERENCE

the term used for the direction of a court to appoint a refer in order to decide a case.

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OATH PURGATORY

the term applied to a sworn statement where a person purges himself and attempts to clear himself of wrong doing or misconduct.

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OWNER JOINT

term that is given to a person who owns property with other people.

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ORDER OF CONTINUANCE

the term that describes the continuing of a court to try the case.

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OFFENSE CRIMINAL

a term that describes a misdemeanour and a felony. See criminal offense.

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OPTION TO PURCHASE

the granting of a right to the potential purchaser to be able top buy the product at a certain price.

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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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