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obiter dictum Tweet Definition of obiter dictum Like Definition of obiter dictum on Facebook
noun (plural obiter dicta)
  1. a statement or remark in a court"s judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case.
     
offer Tweet Definition of offer Like Definition of offer on Facebook
noun 
  1. A proposal that has been made.
  2. Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.
  3. An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the offer.
(rfex) verb 
  1. To propose something.
  2. To place at one"s disposal.
  3. To proffer.
(rfex)      
one-sided Tweet Definition of one-sided Like Definition of one-sided on Facebook
adjective (pos=one-sided)
  1. partial, Partial or biased in favour of one faction
    We were robbed! That referee was definitely .
  2. With one competitor dominant over the other
    It was a swift, fight, all over in the second round.
  3. Out of proportion or lopsided
  4. Having only one side, like a Mí¶bius strip
     
onomastic Tweet Definition of onomastic Like Definition of onomastic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to a personal or place name
  2. of, or relating to onomastics
     
opening Tweet Definition of opening Like Definition of opening on Facebook
noun 
  1. A hole; a gap; a crevice.
  2. The first few moves in a game of chess.
  3. An unoccupied employment position.
  4. The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
  5. The initial period an art gallery or museum is first opened.
  6. The first few measures of a musical composition.
adjective 
  1. (cricket) describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who open the attack, opens the attack
     
opinion Tweet Definition of opinion Like Definition of opinion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A subjective thought that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To have or express as an opinion.
    • 1658: But if (as some ) King Ahasuerus were Artaxerxes Mnemon ..., our magnified Cyrus was his second Brother " Sir Thomas Browne, The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)
     
OR Tweet Definition of OR Like Definition of OR on Facebook
noun 
  1. (logic) The binary operator inclusive or, true if one at least one of two inputs is true. In infix notation, it has values
(0 OR 0) = 0<br>
(0 OR 1) = 1<br>
(1 OR 0) = 1<br>
(1 OR 1) = 1<br> abbreviation 
  1. Oregon, a state of the United States of America.
initialism 
  1. operating room
  2. operations research
     
orator Tweet Definition of orator Like Definition of orator on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone who orates or delivers an oration.
  2. A skilled and eloquent public speaker.
     
ordinary Tweet Definition of ordinary Like Definition of ordinary on Facebook
noun (ordinaries)
  1. (heraldry) One of the standard geometric designs placed across the center of a coat of arms, such as a pale or fess.
  2. (context, science fiction) a person who does not possess superhuman abilities
adjective 
  1. Something that is routine, or is well known.
     
organic Tweet Definition of organic Like Definition of organic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (biology) pertaining to, derived from, like, of the nature of, an organ of the body
  2. (chemistry) relating to the compounds of carbon, relating to natural products
  3. of food or food products, grown in an environment free from artificial agro-chemicals, and possibly certified organic by a regulatory body.
  4. (sociology) a form of social solidarity theorized by Emile Durkheim that is characterized by voluntary engagements in complex interdepencies for mutual benefit (such as business agreements), rather than mechanical solidarity, which depends on ascribed relations between people (as in a family or tribe).
     
oust Tweet Definition of oust Like Definition of oust on Facebook
verb 
  1. To expel; to remove.
    The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.
     
oyer Tweet Definition of oyer Like Definition of oyer on Facebook
noun 
  1. (archaic): A hearing in which a defendant in a civil case based on the content of a document could require the plaintiff to read the document aloud in court.
     
oyer and terminer Tweet Definition of oyer and terminer Like Definition of oyer and terminer on Facebook
noun 
  1. (archaic): A commission under which a court is empowered to hear and determine a criminal case.
  2. The hearing or trial carried out under such authority.
     

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