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OATH
A declaration made according to law, before a competent tribunal or officer, to tell the truth; or it is the act of one who, when lawfully... more

OBEDIENCE
The performance of a command. 2. Officers who obey the command of their superiors, having jurisdiction of the subject-matter, are not responsible for... more

OBIT
That particular solemnity or office for the dead, which the Roman Ca- tholic church appoints to be read or performed over the body of a deceased... more

OBLATION
eccl. law. In a general sense the property which accrues to the church by any right or title whatever; but, in a more limited sense, it is... more

OBLIGATION
discharged. 29. The obligation is personal in another sense, as when the obligor binds himself to do a thing, and he provides his heirs... more

OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS
By this expression, which is used in the consti- tution of the United States, is meant a legal and not merely a moral duty. 4 Wheat.... more

OBLIGEE or CREDITOR
contracts. The person in favor of whom some obliga- tion is contracted, whether such obligation be to pay money, or to do, or not to do something.... more

OBLIGOR or DEBTOR
The person who has engaged to perform some obligation. Louis. Code, art. 3522, No. 12. The word obligor, in its more technical signification, is applied to... more

OBREPTION
civil law. Surprise. Dig. 3,5,8,1. Vide Surprise. ... more

OBSCENITY
crim. law. Such indecency as is calculated to promote the violation of the law, and the general corruption of morals. 2. The exhibition of... more

TO OBSERVE
civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32. ... more

OBSOLETE
This term is applied to those laws which have lost their efficacy, without being repealed, 2. A positive statute, unrepealed, can never be... more

OBSTRUCTING PROCESS
crim. law. The act by which one or more persons at- tempt to prevent, or do prevent, the execution of lawful process. 2. The... more

OCCUPANCY
3. - 1. The taking must be such as the nature of the time requires; if, for example, two persons were walking on... more

OCCUPANT or OCCUPIER
One who has the actual use or possession of a thing. 2. He derives his title of occupancy either by taking possession of... more

OCCUPATION
Use or tenure; as, the house is in the occupation of A B. A trade, business or mystery; as the occupation of a printer. Occupancy. (q.... more

OCCUPAVIT
The name of a writ, which lies to recover the possession of lands, when they have been taken from the possession of the owner by occupation.... more

OCCUPIER
One who is in the enjoyment of a thing. 2. He may be the occupier by virtue of a lawful contract, either... more

OCHLOCRACY
A government where the authority is in the hands of the multi- tude; the abuse of a democracy. Vaumene, Dict. du Language Politique. ... more

ODHALL RIGHT
The same as allodial. ... more

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