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OUTRAGE
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 OVERDRAW
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

OVERDUE
A bill, note, bond or other contract, for the payment of money at a particular day, when not paid upon the day, is overdue. ... more

OVERPLUS
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 OVERRULE
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

OVERSMAN
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

OVERT
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

OWELTY
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

OWLER
Eng. law. One guilty of the offence of owling. ... more

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

OWNER
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

OWNERSHIP
title to property. The right by which a thing belongs to some one in particular, to the exclusion of all other persons. Louis. Code, art. 480. ... more

OXGANG OF LAND
old Eng. law. An uncertain quantity of land, but, according to some opinions, it contains fifteen acres. Co. Litt. 69 a. ... more

OYER
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 to... more

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

OYEZ
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

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