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  1. oath

    oath

    Generally, an oath can be any sworn commitment of allegiance. More narrowly, an oath is a promise to tell the truth before the beginning of trial,... [Read more]
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  2. objection

    objection

    A lawyer's vocalized protest within a court proceeding about some question that was posed to a witness for the purpose of forcing the judge to decide... [Read more]
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  3. obstruction of justice

    obstruction of justice

    Any attempt made by a person to interfere with the judicial system or law enforcement officers. This can include, but is not limited to, improper... [Read more]
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  4. offer

    offer

    A manifestation of willingness to enter into a bargain, so made to justify a reasonable persons understanding that his/her consent is invited and... [Read more]
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  5. offer

    offer

    A party’s proposal to another person to enter into a contractual obligation.
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  6. opening statements

    opening statements

    An attorney’s first opportunity to address the jury. The parties present their opinion about what the evidence will prove. Attorneys point out the... [Read more]
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  7. oral will

    oral will

    A will that is not written down but instead has its intentions spoken audibly to others by the testator. Like Holographic Wills, these wills are not... [Read more]
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  8. order

    order

    A mandate from the judge or the court that is not a judgment or a legal opinion. An order can range from setting trial for a certain date to the... [Read more]
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  9. originator

    originator

    The entity or person that initiates a funds transfer.
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