On Or About Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term On Or About.

On or About (prepositional phrase)

The phrase "on or about" is commonly used in legal contexts. It generally refers to an approximation or close estimate of a particular date, event, or location. It provides a range instead of an absolute specific time or place, allowing for slight inaccuracies in recall or documentation. This phrase helps prevent potential disputes in a legal case about minor inaccuracies. For example, "on or about November 10th" indicates that the event happened around, but not necessarily precisely on, November 10th.