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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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A Guided Tour of Hell is, strictly speaking, a prose memoir, though Thaye's images and paintings are an integral component of the book.
5 years and payouts over 30 years would be left with only 80% funding in the purgatory scenario and just 67% in the hell scenario, according to Inker.
Gohmert seemed troubled by Lynn's view of hell and demanded to know, "Do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to hell, consistent with Christian beliefs?
Also in "Go to Hell," multiple acts of vengeance will be carried out as more than one person will face the consequences of their actions.
One of our members is Catholic, and she seemed both surprised and relieved when I told her that the late Pope John Paul H once said he believes that hell is not a physical place but a state of being.
Hell rubbed shoulders with artists like Larry Rivers, Jasper Johns, and Willem de Kooning.
But this has not been the hell that many Christians fear, a place of eternal fire and torment.
Same thing with the expression that will soon be heard again in the land (unless you live in the Deep South) - "cold as hell.
Any library or individual owning and enthusiastic about Niven and Pournelle's INFERNO will relish ESCAPE FROM HELL, a survey of science fiction writer and Dante's hell survivor Alan Carpenter, who is haunted by his trials and who must return to hell to liberate souls trapped there unfairly.
The eleventh volume in Palladium Books outstanding 'Rifts Dimension' series of role-play gaming books, "Dyval: Hell Unleashed" by Carl Gleba is a compendium of illustrated information about Dyval, a realm with multiple dimensions known as the planes of Hell.
Luke did get his birthday wish, though, to celebrate his 21st with Bex, and they were both allowed out of Hell specially for the occasion.
Have you ever heard of Hell Correspondence, the website that appears at the stroke of midnight?