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OPENING A JUDGMENT

the term that is used when a judgement is reviewed to see if it should still stand or be set aside.

OCCUPATIONAL DISABILITY

the term that is given for the inability of a person to work that is caused by a person doing their job.

OATH ASSERTORY

1. an oath that relates to the past or present and not the future. 2. An oath required by law but not in a judicial proceeding.

OWNER REPUTED

the name that si given to the person who supposedly owns a property who may or may not be the legal owner. See owner, legal.

OPINION OF COURT

the term that is given to the written statement by a court that gives the reasons why a certain decision was made.

ORAL DEPOSITION

the name that is given to the testimony of a witness that is spoken and taken out of court but with the instruction of the court.

OCCUPATIONAL DUTIES

the term that describes the responsibilities that are a regular part of a person’s job.

OBLIGATION EXPRESS

an obligation where a person is bound by the express terms to carry out a certain promise.

OFFICIAL

1. An officer. 2. Pertaining to an office, official duties.

OFFENDER

the name that is used for a person who is guilty of an offense according to law.

OSHA

the abbreviation for the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

OBLIGATION PRIMARY

the name given to the obligation that is the main or ;primary reason for a contract.

OLD-AGE ASSISTANCE

a term that is given to the financial assistance that is given to the poor and the elderly people.

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

the term that is applied to hurtful, derogatory or obscene comments made by one person to another person.

OBLITERATE

a term that is used to describe the cancelling out or erasing of written material in a legal document.

OBLIGATION PERSONAL

the name given to the obligation where a person binds himself to fulfill it and solely to carry it out.

ORIGINAL PATENT

the term applied to a basic patent or a patent that is a new discovery in a new field.