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ORIGINAL
contracts, practice, evidence. An authentic instrument of something, and which is to serve as a model or example to be copied or imitated. It also means first,... more

ORIGINAL ENTRY
y a merchant, tradesman, or other person in his account books, charging another with merchandise, materials, work, or labor, or cash, on a contract made between them.... more

ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
practice. That which is given to courts to take cognizance of cases which may be instituted in those courts in the first instance. The constitution of the... more

ORIGINAL WRIT
practice, English law. A mandatory letter issued in the king s name, sealed with his great seal, and directed to the sheriff of the county wherein the... more

ORIGINALIA
Eng. law. The transcripts and other documents sent to the office of the treasurer-remembrancer in the exchequer, are called by this name to distinguish them from records,... more

ORNAMENT
An embellisment. In questions arising as to which of two things is to be considered as principal or accessory, it is the rule, that an ornament... more

ORPHAN
A minor or infant who has lost both of his or her parents. Sometimes the term is applied to such a person who has lost... more

ORPHANAGE
Engl. law. By the custom of London, when a freeman of that city dies, his estate is divided into three parts, as follows: one third part to... more

ORPHANS COURT
The name of a court in some of the states, having jurisdic- tion of the estates and persons of orphans. ... more

ORPHANOTROPHI
civil law. Persons who have the charge of administering the affairs of houses destined for the use of orphans. Clef des Lois Rom. mot Ad- ministrateurs. ... more

OSTENSIBLE PARTNER
One whose name appears in a firm, as a partner, and who is really such. ... more

OTHER WRONGS
pleading, evidence. In actions of trespass, the declaration concludes by charging generally, that the defendant did other wrongs to the plaintiff to his great damage. When the... more

OUNCE
The name of a weight. An ounce avoirdupois weight is the sixteenth part of a pound; an ounce troy weight is the twelfth part of... more

OUSTER
torts. An ouster is the actual turning out, or keeping excluded, the party entitlod to possession of any real property corporeal. 2. An ouster... more

OUSTER LE MAIN
In law-French, this signifies, to take out of the hand. In the old English law it signified a livery of lands out of the hands of... more

OUTFIT
An allowance made by the government of the United States to a minis-ter plenipotentiary, or charge des affaires, on going from the United States to any... more

OUTHOUSES
Buildings adjoining to or belonging to dwelling-houses. 2. It is not easy to say what comes within and what is excluded from the meaning... more

OUTRIDERS
Engl. law. Bailiffs errant, employed by the sheriffs and their deputies, to ride to the furthest places of their counties or hundreds to summon such as they... more

OUTLAW
Engl. law. One who is put out of the protection or aid of the law. 22 Vin. Ab. 316; 1 Phil. Ev. Index, h. t.; Bac.... more

OUTLAWRY
Engl. law. The act of being put out of the protection of the law by process regularly sued out against a person who is in contempt... more

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