CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Terms Revision (Page 41 of 67)


Any argument laid by the opposite attorney to any statement by the other attorney. A judge may allow or overrule the argument offered.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

A law enacted to set up and promote health standards.

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

The federal agency of OSHA formed to enforce actions with subjects of the Act.

Official Reports

Publishing of all judgements of state or federal courts as given by authority in advance sheets and bound volumes.

On a Persons Own Recognizance

Release the defendant from jail without any bail on the good faith of his promise to return back to court.

Opening Statement

The initial opening given by lawyers of both the parties to lay down their case and the facts which will be focused during the trial.


Written explanation by the judge of court’s decision as a majority. A dissenting opinion is such where the decision is contrary to what the majority of jurors decide due to certain reasons and/or laws applicable in that matter. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further comment.

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