oral

Uttered by the mouth or in words; spoken, not written
@ oral argument
Presentation of reasons for affirmance, reversal, modification, etc. by appellee and appellant before appellate court; generally limited in time by court rule; e.g. Fed.R.App.P. 34. Statement before court in support of, or in objection to, motion or other legal relief sought
@ oral confession
Statement given orally by defendant in which he admits the commission of the crime. Its admissibility in evidence is dependent upon its voluntariness, the condition of the defendant at the time of the confession, the length of time during which the defendant was held by the police before being brought before a magistrate and other factors. Federal courts generally hold that the burden of establishing the constitutional admissibility of a confession rests upon the prosecution. Pea v. United States, 130 U.S.App.D.C. 66, 397 F.2d 627.
See also confession
- self incrimination
@ oral contract
One which is partly in writing and partly depends on spoken words, or none of which is in writing; one which, so far as it has been reduced to writing, is incomplete or expresses only a part of what is intended, but is completed by spoken words; or one which, originally written, has afterwards been changed orally.
@ oral evidence
Evidence given by word of mouth; the oral testimony of a witness.
@ oral pleading
Pleading by word of mouth, in the actual presence of the court. This was the ancient mode of pleading in England, and continued to the reign of Edward III
@ oral trust
The transfer of property in trust informally through an oral declaration in contrast to a formal trust which is in writing. Real estate trusts may not be created orally.
@ oral will
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  • oral — oral …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • oral — oral, ale, aux [ ɔral, o ] adj. • 1610; du lat. os, oris « bouche » 1 ♦ (Opposé à écrit) Qui se fait, se transmet par la parole. Langue orale et langue écrite. Cours d expression orale. Confession, déposition orale. ⇒ verbal. Littérature,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Oral — puede referirse a: Lo relativo a la oralidad (la voz, lo vocal): Expresión oral Comunicación oral Tradición oral Historia oral Fuente oral Jucio oral (o fase oral del jucio en derecho procesal). Tribunales de Juicio Oral en lo Penal de Chile… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • oral — 1 *vocal, articulate Antonyms: written 2 Oral, verbal are often confused in use. Oral (see also VOCAL 1) implies utterance and speech; it is distinctively applicable to whatever is delivered, communicated, transacted, or carried on directly from… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • oral — oral, ale (o ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport à la bouche. Cavité orale.    Terme de scolastique. Manducation orale, l action matérielle de recevoir l hostie. 2°   Qui est articulé par la bouche, en parlant de lettres et de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Oral — O ral, a. [L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. [=a]s. Cf. {Adore}, {Orison}, {Usher}.] 1. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral law. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oral — o‧ral [ˈɔːrəl] adjective spoken, rather than written: • The debtor may attend court to give oral evidence as to his financial situation. * * * oral UK US /ˈɔːrəl/ adjective ► oral agreements, evidence, etc. are in spoken, not written, form: »A… …   Financial and business terms

  • oral — adjetivo 1. Que se expresa con la palabra hablada y no por escrito: literatura oral, examen oral. fuentes orales. literatura* oral. tradición* oral. 2. De la boca o que tiene relación con la boca. por vía* oral. adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • oral — I adjective announced, articulated, audible, by word of mouth, communicated, enunciated, expressed, expressed in words, phonic, said, said aloud, sounded, spoken, spoken out loud, told, unwritten, uttered, verbal, vocal, vocalized, voiced… …   Law dictionary


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