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OATH PROMISSORY

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

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.

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.

OFFICIAL ACT

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

ORIGINAL PROCESS

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

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

ON TRIAL

A term that is applied to a person being on trial while a case is tried in court.

OF COUNSEL

a term applied to the attorney who is engaged to help another attorney to try a case.

OMNE

a Latin term that means anyone, any man or any woman.

OVERRIDING VETO

a term used for passing a law that has already been turned down and not signed.

OUTSTANDING ISSUE

the term that is applied to the number of shares of stock a corporation is allowed to issue. See authorised issue.

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.

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