Uttered by the mouth or In words; spoken, not written. Oral contract. One which is partly in writing and partly depends on spoken words, or none of which is in writing; one which, in 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. See Snow v. Nelson (a G.) 113 Fed. 353; Railway Passenger, etc., Ass’n v. Loomis, 142 111. 560, 32 N. E. 424. 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. Steph. PI. 23-26. Oral testimony. That which is delivered from the lips of the witness. Bates’ Ann. St Ohio 1904, S 5262 ; Rev. St. Wyo. 1899,
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