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OF COURSE
That which may be done, in the course of legal proceedings, without making any application to the court; that which is granted by the court without... more

OFFENCE
crimes. The doing that which a penal law forbids to be done, or omitting to do what it commands; in this sense it is nearly synonymous with... more

OFFER
contracts. A proposition to do a thing. 2. An offer ought to contain a right, if accepted, of compelling the fulfilment of the contract,... more

OFFICE
tenure of office never extends beyond good behaviour. In England, offices are public or private. The former affect the people generally, the latter are such as concern... more

OFFICE BOOK
evidence. A book kept in a public office, not appertaining to a court, authorized by the law of any state. 2. An exemplification, (q.... more

OFFICE COPY
A transcript of a record or proceeding filed in an office established by law, certified under the seal of the proper officer. ... more

OFFICE FOUND
Eng. law. When an inquisition is made to the king s use of anything, by virtue of office of him who inquires, and the inquisition is found,... more

OFFICE, INQUEST OF
An examination into a matter by an officer in virtue of his office. Vide Inquisition. ... more

OFFICER
He who is lawfully invested with an office. 2. Officers may be classed into, 1. Executive; as the president of the United States... more

OFFICIAL
civil and canon laws. In the ancient civil law, the person who was the minister of, or attendant upon a magistrate, was called the official. ... more

OFFICINA JUSTITIAE
Eng. law. The chancery is so called, because all writs issue from it, under the great seal returnable into the courts of common law. ... more

OFFICIO
EX. By virtue of one s office. Vide Ex officio; 3 Bl. Com. 447. ... more

OHIO
ee years, and shall receive such compensation, payable out of the county treasury, or by fees, or both; as shall be provided by law. ... more

OLD AGE
This needs no definition. Sometimes old age is the cause of loss of memory and of the powers of the mind, when the party may... more

OLD NATURA BREVIUM
The title of an old English book, (usually cited Vet. N. B.) so called to distinguish it from the F. N. B. It contains the writs... more

OLD TENURES
The title of a small tract, which, as its title denotes, contains an account of the various tenures by which land was holden in the reign... more

OLERON LAWS
The name of a maritime code. Vide Laws of Oleron. ... more

OLIGARCHY
This name is given to designate the power which a few citizens of a state have usurped, which ought by the constitution to reside in the... more

OLOGRAPH
When applied to wills or testaments, this term signifies that they are wholly written by the testator himself. Vide Civil, Code of Louisiana, art. 1581: Code... more

OMISSION
An omission is the neglect to perform what the law requires. 2. When a public law enjoins on certain officers duties to be... more

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