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To make accessible, visible, or available; to submit to review, examination, or inquiry through the elimination of restrictions or impediments.

To open a judgment means to render it capable of reexamination by removing or relaxing the bar of its finality. A judgment is ordinarily opened at the insistence of a party who is able to show good cause as to why the execution of the judgment would be inequitable.

To open a court is to formally announce, ordinarily through the bailiff, that the session has commenced and that the business before the tribunal will proceed.

The term open is also used as an adjective in reference to that which is patent, visible, apparent, or notorious, such as a defect in a product, or conduct such as lewdness.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO OPEN, OPENING. To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.
     2. The opening should be concise, very distinct and perspicuous. Its use is to enable the judge and jury to direct their attention to the real merits of the case, and the points in issue. 1 Stark. R. 439;S. C. 2 E. C. L. R. 462; 2 Stark. R. 31; S. C 3 Eng. C. L. R. 230.
     3. The opening address or speech is that made immediately after the evidence has been closed; such address usually states, 1st. The full extent of the plaintiff's claims, and the circumstances under which they are made, to show that they are just and reasonable. 2d. At least an outline of the evidence by which those claims are to be established. 3d. The legal grounds and authorities in favor of the claim or of the proposed evidence. 4th. An anticipation of the expected defence, and statement of the grounds on which it is futile, "either in law or justice, and the reasons why it ought to fail. 3 Chit. Pr. 881; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3044, et seq. To open a judgment, is to set it aside.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The best composition and temperature, is to have openness in fame and opinion; secrecy in habit; dissimulation in seasonable use; and a power to feign, if there be no remedy.
But this proud openness was made lovable by an expression of unaffected good-will.
On being excluded, the old ladies changed their tone, and cried through the keyhole that old Sally was drunk; which, indeed, was not unlikely; since, in addition to a moderate dose of opium prescribed by the apothecary, she was labouring under the effects of a final taste of gin-and-water which had been privily administered, in the openness of their hearts, by the worthy old ladies themselves.
Oman has improved its ranking in the global economic openness index, jumping seven positions over last year to 53 in 2019.
BAGHDAD / NINA / -The head of the Reform and Reconstruction Coalition, Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need to strengthen the policy of openness of international and regional witnessed by Iraq and the great development in international relations, being the real force to build positive relations, noting: "Baghdad will be the starting point of stability in the region as was the start of storms of change in the Arab World.
Muscat, Nov 11 (ONA) In light of the accelerated progress and openness of knowledge and planning for a better future in the field of counselling psychology, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), represented by the Student Counselling Center, will organize a conference entitled "Challenges of Knowledge Openness" from 13 to 15 November 2018 under the patronage of Dr.
2 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has highlighted the government's keenness to encourage openness, especially in the economic field, so as to contribute to attracting more investments, tourists and visitors, noting that the government continues to adopt initiatives and incentives in order to achieve this goal.
Decades of research have pointed to at least five independent personality traits: openness to new ideas, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
QNA Doha Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation, according to The World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) updated visa openness rankings.
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar's recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge.