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OMNIA PERFORMAVIT
A good plea in bar, where all the covenants are in the affirmative. 1 Greenl. R. 189. ... more

OMNIUM
mercant. law. A term used to express the aggregate value of the dif- ferent stocks in which a loan is usually funded. 2 Esp. Rep. 361;... more

ONERARI NON
The name of a plea by which the defendant says that he ought not to be charged. lt is used in an action of debt.... more

ONERIS FERENDI
sufficiently strong for the weight it has to bear. Dig. 8, 2, 23; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1627. ... more

ONEROUS CAUSE
civil law., A valuable consideration. ... more

ONEROUS CONTRACT
civil law. One made for a consideration given or promised, however small. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 1767. ... more

ONEROUS GIFT
civil law. The gift of a thing subject to certain charges which the giver has imposed on the donee. Poth. h. t. ... more

ONUS PROBANDI
evidence. The burden of the proof. 2. It is a general rule, that the party who alleges the affirmative of any proposition shall prove... more

TO OPEN, OPENING
To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening. 2. The opening... more

TO OPEN A CREDIT
When a banker accepts or pays a bill of exchange drawn on him by a correspondent, who has not furnished him with funds, he is said... more

OPEN COURT
The term sufficiently explains its meaning. By the constitution of some states, and by the laws and practice of all the others, the courts are required... more

OPEN POLICY
An open policy is one in which the amount of the interest of the insured is not fixed by the policy, and is to be... more

OPENING A JUDGMENT
The act of the court by which a judgment is so far annulled that it cannot be executed, but which still retains some qualities of a... more

OPERATION OF LAW
This term is applied to those rights which are cast upon a party by the law, without any act of his own; as, the right... more

OPERATIVE
A workman; one employed to perform labor for another. 2. This word is used in the bankrupt law of 19th August, 1841, s.... more

OPINION
practice. A declaration by a counsel to his client of what the law is, according to his judgment, on a statement of facts submitted to him. The... more

OPINION
ked up. 3 Dougl. R. 158; S. C. 26 Eng. C. L. Rep. 63; 1 Phil. Ev. 276; 4 T. R. 498. A ship builder may... more

OPINION
judgment. A collection of reasons delivered by a judge for giving the judgment he is about to pronounce the judgment itself is sometimes called an opinion. ... more

OPPOSITION
practice. The act of a creditor who, declares his dissent to a debtor s being discharged under the insolvent laws. ... more

OPPRESSOR
One who having public authority uses it unlawfully to tyrannize over another; as, if he keep him in prison until he shall do something which he... more

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