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OATH

Oath includes affirmation or declaration under penalty of perjury.

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OBITER DICTUM

Opinion expressed by a court on a matter not essentially involved in a case and hence not a decision; also called dicta, if not plural.

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OBJECT (v.)

To oppose as improper or illegal and referring the question of its propriety or legality to the court.

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OBLIGATION

A legal duty, by which a person is bound to do or not to do a certain thing.

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OBLIGEE

The person to whom an obligation is owed.

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OBLIGOR

The person who is to perform the obligation.

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OFFER (v.)

To present for acceptance or rejection.

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OFFER (n.)

A proposal to do a thing, usually a proposal to make a contract.

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OFFICIAL INFORMATION

Information within the custody or control of a department or agency of the government the disclosure of which is shown to be contrary to the public interest.

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OFFSET

A deduction.

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ONUS PROBANDI

Burden of proof.

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OPINION

The statement by a judge of the decision reached in a case, giving the law as applied to the case and giving reasons for the judgement; also a belief or view.

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OPTION

The exercise of the power of choice; also a privilege existing in one person, for which he has paid money, which gives him the right to buy or sell real or personal property at a given price within a specified time.

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ORDER

A rule or regulation; every direction of a court or judge made or entered in writing but not including a judgement.

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ORDINANCE

Generally a rule established by authority; also commonly used to designate the legislative acts of a municipal corporation.

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ORIGINAL

Writing or recording itself or any counterpart intended to have the same effect by a person executing or issuing it. An "original" of a photograph includes the negative or any print therefrom. If data are stored in a computer or similar device, any printout or other output readable by sight, shown to reflect the data accurately is an "original".

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OVERT

Open, manifest.