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or

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.


O.R.

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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Some theologians have wanted to discard the idea of hell altogether because it seems that for the divine to become a human being is an act of love that cannot be harmonized with eternal damnation.
Bercholz's vision of hell is clearly seen through the lens of his Buddhist faith.
But after those first seven years or so, the portfolio in the purgatory scenario would stabilize while in the hell scenario it would continue to lose money.
Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on former Confederate soldier, Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife.
Some Americans believe in a literal hell with fire, brimstone, demons, etc.
More and more of our customers are connecting with us online and through mobile devices," says Hell GM Ben Cumming.
Papa Legba will return in the episode to see Queenie demonstrate her power to "descend into Hell, and to return.
So after acknowledging the reality that, as far as I know, there are no one-handed biblical literalists walking around because of this verse, I asked people what they believed about hell.
Smith and Hell are both poets, both part of the legendary musical and cultural milieu associated with downtown New York in the 1970s.
The Gates of Hell,welcome all Never too many, for dead mans' Ball A skeleton hand to wave you in It matters not, if no sin But some survived the World to tell Lest man forgets the Gates of Hell.
But for the past week or so my imagination has been grabbed by more traditional ideas of hell.
Ferraro quickly countered that the Speaker was well aware of the legislation's details because she's "smart as hell.