§ 492.010 Officers and notary public authorized to administer oaths
§ 492.020 Oaths required to be taken before particular officer may be taken before ..
§ 492.030 Parties may affirm, when
§ 492.040 Officer shall adopt mode most binding on conscience, when
§ 492.050 Parties to be sworn according to the ceremonies of their religion
§ 492.060 Persons deemed to have been lawfully sworn, when
§ 492.070 Oaths, affirmations, depositions of persons in military service, who may ..
§ 492.080 Depositions may be obtained conditionally
§ 492.090 Officers authorized to take depositions
§ 492.100 Commissioners of foreign courts may compel attendance of witnesses
§ 492.110 Witness residing out of this state, commission to issue
§ 492.120 Commission, how issued, to whom directed
§ 492.130 Power and duty of the officer under the commission
§ 492.140 What officers out of this state may take depositions without commission
§ 492.150 Special commissioner appointed when, qualifications — time and place of …
§ 492.155 Powers of special commissioner — rulings on evidence, review.
§ 492.160 Notice to be given if the party or his attorney resides in this state, how
§ 492.170 If they do not reside in this state, how
§ 492.180 Notice, how served on party or attorney
§ 492.190 By whom served
§ 492.200 When notice shall be served
§ 492.210 Time may be shortened by court or judge in vacation
§ 492.220 Commission to examine witnesses on interrogatories when awarded
§ 492.230 To whom directed
§ 492.240 Interrogatories to be annexed
§ 492.250 Command of the commission
§ 492.260 Officer to propound interrogatories
§ 492.270 Officer may compel attendance of witness — contempt — if witness …
§ 492.280 Production of documentary evidence on taking of deposition, when
§ 492.290 Witnesses to be examined on oath
§ 492.292 Venue for deposition of employee of a publicly funded crime laboratory
§ 492.300 Adverse party may take depositions by giving notice, when
§ 492.303 Essential witness, defined — deposition may be taken by prosecutor, …
§ 492.304 Visual and aural recordings of child under fourteen admissible, when
§ 492.310 Depositions taken in foreign countries to be taken in language of the ..
§ 492.320 Residence of witness certified by officer
§ 492.330 Objections to competency or relevancy, how taken
§ 492.340 Deposition shall be submitted to witness for examination — signing of …
§ 492.350 Certificate of officer taking depositions
§ 492.360 Exhibits to be enclosed with depositions and directed to clerk
§ 492.370 What constitutes sufficient evidence of the authentication of depositions
§ 492.380 Official character of officer in the United States, how attested
§ 492.390 Official character of officer in foreign country, how attested
§ 492.400 When depositions may be read
§ 492.410 Evidence preserved in bill of exceptions may be used, how
§ 492.420 Depositions may be taken to perpetuate testimony, when
§ 492.430 Petition for commission to take depositions
§ 492.440 By whom and how issued — to whom directed.
§ 492.450 Notice of time and place of taking depositions
§ 492.460 If person is minor, notice to be served upon whom
§ 492.470 Publication of notice to nonresidents
§ 492.480 General notice given, how and when
§ 492.490 Subpoenas to witnesses
§ 492.500 Duty of officer
§ 492.510 Questions put to witnesses to be reduced to writing
§ 492.520 Answers to be reduced to writing
§ 492.530 Power of adjournment
§ 492.540 Depositions, how certified and to whom delivered
§ 492.550 May be sent by mail or otherwise, when
§ 492.560 Duty of recorder on receiving deposition
§ 492.570 Depositions, legally taken, may be read, when
§ 492.580 Legal exceptions may be taken
§ 492.590 Costs and expenses of taking depositions, how awarded and collected — …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 492 - Oaths and Affirmations, Depositions and Perpetuation of Testimony

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • In vacation: includes any adjournment of court for more than one day whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a court, or judge thereof in vacation, or whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a clerk of any court in vacation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020