Oral Law

noun Judaism the part of Jewish religious law believed to have been passed down by oral tradition before being collected in the Mishnah.

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  • Oral law — An oral law is a code of conduct in use in a given culture, religion or community application, by which a body of rules of human behaviour is transmitted by oral tradition and effectively respected, or the single rule that is orally transmitted.… …   Wikipedia

  • oral law — noun 1. : law handed down and perpetuated by word of mouth rather than by writing 2. usually capitalized O&L : mishnah * * * Oral Law noun (Judaism) The Jewish religious law believed to have been passed down orally before being recorded in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oral Law — orally transmitted traditions and laws that were collected and recorded in the Mishnah (Judaism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oral contract — n. A contract that is made verbally, or partly verbally and partly in writing. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. oral contract An agreement …   Law dictionary

  • oral argument — / ōr əl / n: oral presentation of a party s position and the reasoning behind it before an esp. appellate court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. oral argument …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • oral evidence — index affirmance (legal affirmation), deposition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 oral evidence …   Law dictionary

  • oral trust — see trust Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • oral confession — n. A verbal statement confessing to having committed a crime. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • oral deposition — n. =>> deposition. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary


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