Of Course


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Of Course

Any action or step that an individual might take during judicial proceedings without being required to ask the judge's permission or that will receive the judge's automatic approval if the individual does ask permission; that which is a matter of right.

See: consequently

OF COURSE. That which may be done, in the course of legal proceedings, without making any application to the court; that which is granted by the court without further inquiry, upon its being asked; as, a rule to plead is a matter of course.

References in classic literature ?
She was glad, of course, that she was a good woman, and that she not only knew her duty, but had sufficient strength of character to perform it.
At present his only failing is that he is crazy about that captain's widow, and he cannot go to her without money, and I mean to catch him at her house today--for his own good; but supposing it was not only the widow, but that he had committed a real crime, or at least some very dishonourable action (of which he is, of course, incapable), I repeat that even in that case, if he were treated with what I may call generous tenderness, one could get at the whole truth, for he is very soft-hearted!
"I am, of course, quite ready to add my efforts to yours in such a case," said the prince, rising; "but I confess, Lebedeff, that I am terribly perplexed.
This Ferdishenko, I would not say a word against him, of course; but, who knows?
Of course, he only lies with the best intentions; still, he lies.
At the Gulch, when victory was still in the balance, sometimes leaning this way and sometimes that, he called out, "I'm redskin to-day; what are you, Tootles?" And Tootles answered, "Redskin; what are you, Nibs?" and Nibs said, "Redskin; what are you Twin?" and so on; and they were all redskins; and of course this would have ended the fight had not the real redskins fascinated by Peter's methods, agreed to be lost boys for that once, and so at it they all went again, more fiercely than ever.
That is a pretty story, and the end shows how grateful a bird can be; but if we tell it we must also tell the whole adventure of the lagoon, which would of course be telling two adventures rather than just one.
Of course I could do it again, and make it best out of three; however, perhaps fairest to stick to the lagoon.
The point is, of course, that the painting is about a lot of things, all at once.
If the number of course days is sacred, other lessons might need to be subtracted before any new content can be added.
There has been an accelerate rate of course offerings through online delivery and it appears to be growing exponentially (Bennett, 2001; Boettcher, 1996; Hiltz; 1997; Lewis, Snow, Farris, Levin, & Greene, 1999; National Center for Education Statistics, 2002).
Once an up-and-coming junior golfer in Ontario, Holmes became a student of course design during his university years, while working summers on the greens crew at the venerable Sault Golf and Country Club, a Thompson-designed track.