Oral

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From the mouth; therefore, of words: enunciated. Spoken. Uttered. Vocalised. Phonated. Rendered through the audible vibration of twin infoldings of membrane stretched horizontally across the larynx which modulate the expulsion of air from the lungs.

Oral is a lesser adjective than verbal, and all the less useful for it. When your circumstances seem to call for the flannel-cut expression orally or in writing, consider “verbal” instead.

Oral amendment and no oral modification clauses

Should one be able to, orally, agree to change the terms of a signed contract the text of which stipulates any amendment to this agreement must be in writing? See the recent, and somewhat stupid, case law on "no oral modification" clauses.

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