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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

OR. This syllable in the termination of words has an active signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who makes a grant; the vendor, he who makes a sale; the feoffor, he who makes a feoffment. Litt. s. 57; 1 Bl. Com. 140, n.

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Ensuring the sufficient availability of ORS is considered a priority for the relief efforts, as the severe risk of diarrheal diseases has risen due to health and environmental factors in and around the camps.
Despite increasing recognition of the olfactory reference symptomatology, the nosological status of ORS remains unclear.
Whether relaxed, texturized or natural, we aim to offer her quality products that deliver beautiful, healthier-looking hair, and allow her to unapologctically embrace her individuality.
In ORS satellite missions, to realize the wide-span data transmission, we utilize available satellites as relay nodes.
The ORS is an establishment-based survey that collects occupation-specific information on physical and cognitive demands, necessary vocational preparation (such as education, training, and experience requirements), and exposure to environmental conditions from a representative sample of establishments in the U.
These ORs are designed to increase patient safety," said Dr.
Candidates are supernumerary during the course and are either new graduates or those with nursing experience but not in ORs.
ORs for high mental well-being were not correlated with categories of BMI or alcohol intake.
However, Taufel admitted that it would depend on the ICC technology review group to convince the boards to adopt the ORS.
The ZACH partnership is committed to reducing child mortality by accelerating the use of zinc supplements and ORS to treat diarrhea, one of the most common killers of children in India," said M.