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OFFENSE CONTINUING

a term that is applied to the series of unlawful acts that are carried out frequently by the same person.

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OPPOSITE PARTY

the term that describes the adversary in the law suit.

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OMISSION CRIME OF

the term that applies to an offense that is characterised by a person failing to perform an act.

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OUTRAGE AND INDIGNITY

a term that is applied when a person has injuries to their body as well as harm to their emotional stability.

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ORDINARY DANGERS

The term that is given to the inherent dangers found in a certain job. See ordinary hazards of occupation.

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OBLIGATION ABSOLUTE

the term that is applied to an obligation that has no conditions attached to it.

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OUSTER JUDGMENT

a term used for the court decision that is against the defendant and orders him to abandon property he is occupying wrongly.

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OPEN-END AGREEMENT

a term that is used for a settlement that is made in a worker’s compensation case where payments will continue for as long as the person is no able to work.

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OPEN-END CONTRACT

a term that is given to an agreement where the exact amount of goods to be bought isn’t specified.

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OPINION CONCURRING

a term given to a statement that is the written opinion of a judge who agrees with the final decision in a case but has disagreed with the reasoning.

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OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER

term that applies to interfering with a police officer who is carryout his duties.

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ORDINARY CARE

a term for the degree of diligence a person must exercise to avoid injuring other people.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

an order from the court that commands a party to appear in court to show why something should not be done.

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ON THE MERITS

term used by a court where a decision of the court has been based on presented facts and not technical legal practice.

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OPPRESSIVE LITIGATION

the name that is given to a suit that is brought for malicious purposes.

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OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE

term that denotes that there is an agreement between 2 or more parties about the terms of a contract.

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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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