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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)

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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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Heaven cannot grow on earth when leaders are managing societies like hell.
The view that Dante imagined Satan forming hell is supported by a long tradition.
Asked if the special place in hell should be extended to include more members of the Commons, Mr Tusk said: "According to our pope, hell is still empty.
As for the theological language in Tusk's indictment, one could argue it is perfectly appropriate for politicians in a largely secularized Europe to speak of hell. After all, even many Christian clergy have moved beyond belief in an afterlife of perpetual damnation.
Marq de Villiers's Hell and Damnation is a comprehensive guide to all things Hades, not to be left behind on the next trip to the underworld.
Beneath the Christ reviewing the deeds and misdeeds of the Dead is the artist's depiction of Hell. It is a gigantic smoldering pit, with little humans crying from frying.
In part one, the first text to be examined for references to paradise and hell is the Quran.
Yet many of today's theologians are uncomfortable with the concept of Hell - a kingdom for the damned means there's somewhere the Devil has triumphed.
To learn more about early period of the European Airwar, "Hell's Angels" and "Memphis Belle" visit these Air Force Websites: Bombing the European Axis Powers by Richard G.
It's hard for many Christians to wrap their heads around the idea of hell. How could a just and loving God create a place of eternal torment and torture?
Purgatory or hell. That's the future investors face over the coming years given today's low yields and high valuations, according to GMO Portfolio Manager Ben Inker.
Hell is best remembered as the shady forum for cybercriminals where one hacker dumped the details and sexual preferences of nearly 4 million users on Adult Friend Finder, an adult dating site.