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ON ACCOUNT OF WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

When a policy of insurance expresses that the insurance is made “on account of whom it may concern,” it will cover all persons having an insurable interest in the subject-matter at the date of the policy and who were then contemplated by the party procuring the insurance. 2 Pars. Mar. Law, 30.

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ONERATUR NISI

See O. Nl.

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OPERATIVE WORDS,

in a deed or lease, are the words which effect the transaction intended to be consummated by the instrument.

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OR

A term used in heraldry, and signifying gold; called “sol-‘ by some heralds when it occurs in the arms of princes, and “topaz”‘ or “carbuncle” when borne by peers. Engravers represent it by an indefinite number of small points. Wharton.

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ORDER

In a general sense. A mandate. precept; a command or direction authoritatively given; a rule or regulation. The distinction between “order” and “requisition” is that the first is a mandatory act, the latter a request. Mills v. Martin, 19 Johns. (X. Y.) 7. In practice. Every direction of a court or judge made or entered in writing, and not ORDER 6 included In a judgment, Is denominated an “order.” An application for an order is a motion. Code Civ. Proc. Cal. i 1003; Code N. Y.

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ORGANIC LAW

The fundamental law, or constitution, of a state or nation, written or unwritten; that law or system of laws or principles which defines and establishes the organization of its government. St. Louis v. Dorr, 145 Mo. 400, 40 S. Y. 970, 42 L. R. A. OSG, OS Am. St. Rep. 575.

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OSTENSIO

A tax anciently paid by merchants, etc., for leave to show or expose their goods for sale in markets. Du Cange.

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OUT-BOUNDARIES

A term used in early Mexican land laws to designate certain boundaries within which grants of a smaller tract, which designated such out- boundaries, might be located by the grantee. U. S. v. Maxwell Land Grant Co., 121 U. S. 325, 7 Sup. CL 1015, 30 L. Ed. 949.

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OUTPARTERS

Stealers of cattle. Cowell.

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OVERDUE

A negotiable instrument or other evidence of debt is overdue when the day of its maturity is past aud it remains uupaid. Camp v. Scott 14 Vt. 387 ; La Due v. First Nat. Bank, 31 Minn. 33, 10 N. W. 420. A vessel is said to be overdue when she has uot reached her destiuatiou at the time wheu she might ordinarily have been expected to arrive.

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OWNER

The person in whom is vested the ownership, dominion, or title of property; proprietor. Garver v. Hawkeye Ins. Co., 09 Iowa, 202, 28 N. W. 555; Turner v. Cross, 83 Tex. 218, 18 S. W. 578, 15 L. It. A. 202; Coombs v. People, 19S 111. 580, 64 N. E. 1056; Atwater v. Spalding, 86 Minn. 101, 90 N. W. 370, 91 Am. St. Rep. 331. He who has dominion of a thing, real or personal, corporeal or incorporeal, which he lias a right to enjoy and do with as he pleases, even to spoil or destroy it. as far as the law permits, unless he be prevented by some agreement or covenant which restrains his right. Bouvier.

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