Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Oath
a formal declaration with an appeal to God for the truth of what is being declared

Object
aim or goal

Office
a particular duty or employment

Officers
1) people appointed to positions of authority in a government; 2) people appointed to positions of rank and authority in the armed services

Ordain
officially order

Original jurisdiction
the authority to try a case from its beginning

Other officers
people appointed to positions of responsibility in the government

Other public ministers
government officials representing their own government in another country and ranking below an ambassador

Overt act
“overt” means open or public. An “overt act” is a legal term meaning an actual open and outward action taken to further a crime. For example, thinking about pulling out a gun and robbing someone would not be an overt act, but actually pulling out a gun and robbing someone would be.


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