Search Results for "O"
A grave injury; a serious wrong. This is a generic word
which is applied to everything, which is injurious, in great degree, to the
honor or... more
To draw bills or cheeks upon an individual, bank or
other corporation, for a greater amount of funds than the party who draws is
entitled to.... more
A bill, note, bond or other contract, for the payment
of money at a particular day, when not paid upon the day, is overdue.
What is left beyond a certain amount; the residue, the
remainder of a thing. The same as Surplus. (q. v.)
2. The overplus... more
To annul, to make void. This word is frequently
used to signify that a case has been decided directly opposite to a former
case; when this... more
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR
Persons appointed or elected to take care
of the poor with moneys furnished to them by the public authority.
2. The duties of... more
Scotch law. A person commonly named in a submission,
to whom power is given to determine in case the arbiters cannot agree in the
sentence; sometimes the... more
ime; although a sin
in the sight of heaven, is not an act amenable to human laws. The were
speculative wantonness of a licentious imagination, however dangerous,... more
The difference which is paid or secured by one
coparcener to another, for the purpose of equalizing a partition. Hugh. Ab.
Partition and Partner, § 2,... more
Eng. law. One guilty of the offence of owling.
Eng. law. The offence of transporting wool or sheep out
of the king-dom.
2. The name is said to owe its origin to the... more
property. The owner is he who has dominion of a thing
real or person-al, corporeal or incorporeal, which he has a right to enjoy and
to do... more
title to property. The right by which a thing belongs
to some one in particular, to the exclusion of all other persons. Louis. Code,
OXGANG OF LAND
old Eng. law. An uncertain quantity of land,
but, according to some opinions, it contains fifteen acres. Co. Litt. 69 a.
pleading. Oyer is a French word signifying to hear; in
pleading it is a prayer or petition to the court, that the party may hear read
OYER AND TERMINER
The name of a court authorized to hear and
determine all treasons, felonies and misdemeanors; and, generally, invested
with other power in relation to the punishment... more
practice. Hear; do you hear. In order to attract attention
immediately before he makes proclamation, the cryer of the court cries Oyez,
Oyez, which is generally corruptly... more