Dictionary of Law
waive :: v. to voluntarily give up something, including not ... the other state). See also: waiver
waiver :: n. the intentional and voluntary giving up of some ... ssed on the record. See also: waive
wanton :: adj. 1) grossly negligent to the extent of being r ... sexually immoral and unrestrained.
ward :: n. 1) a person (usually a minor) who has a guardia ... ouncil district. See also: guardian
warrant :: 1) n. an order (writ) of a court which directs a l ... e search and seizure search warrant
warranty :: n. a written statement of good quality of merchand ... of the contract. See also: warrant
warranty deed :: n. a deed to real property which guarantees that t ... : grant deed quitclaim deed warrant
waste :: n. 1) any damage to real property by a tenant whic ... ch may include poisonous effluents.
watered stock :: n. shares of stock of a corporation which have bee ... . See also: corporation share stock
weight of evidence :: n. the strength, value and believability of eviden ... dence preponderance of the evidence
wet reckless :: n. a plea to a charge of reckless driving which wa ... conviction. See also: plea bargain
whiplash :: n. a common neck and/or back injury suffered in au ... r damages due to negligent driving.
white collar crime :: n. a generic term for crimes involving commercial ... committed by "blue collar" workers.
widow :: n. a woman whose husband died while she was marrie ... nefits traceable to the ex-husband.
widower :: n. a man whose wife died while he was married to h ... d to her and who has not remarried.
widow's election :: n. the choice a widow makes between accepting what ... nt and distribution succession will
will :: n. a written document which leaves the estate of t ... will and testament probate testator
will contest :: n. a lawsuit challenging the validity of a will an ... so: in terrorem clause probate will
willful :: adj. referring to acts which are intentional, cons ... r was willful." See also: willfully
willfully :: adv. referring to doing something intentionally, p ... on the property." See also: willful
wind up :: v. to liquidate (sell or dispose of) assets of a c ... r partnership. See also: winding up
winding up :: n. liquidating the assets of a corporation or part ... ration cy pres doctrine partnership
wiretap :: n. using an electronic device to listen in on tele ... invasion of privacy probable cause
withdrawal :: n. 1) in criminal law, leaving a conspiracy to com ... count. See also: check renunciation
witness :: 1) n. a person who testifies under oath in a trial ... lso: deposition evidence trial will
witness stand :: n. a chair at the end of the judge's bench on the ... estimony clearly. See also: witness
words of art :: n. 1) specialized language with meaning peculiar t ... cialize in a particular occupation.
work product :: n. the writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conv ... ies to be employed by the attorney.
Workers' Compensation Acts :: n. state statutes which establish liability of emp ... rs' compensation insurance company.
Workmen's Compensation :: n. a former name for worker's compensation before ... isex title of the acts was adopted.
World Court :: n. the Court of International Justice, founded by ... rd and to be bound by the decision.
writ :: n. a written order of a judge requiring specific a ... ntity to whom the writ is directed.
writ of attachment :: n. a court order directing a sheriff (or other law ... hat defendant. See also: attachment
writ of coram nobis :: : (writ of core-uhm noh-bis) n. from Latin for "in ... ment if known at the time of trial.
writ of execution :: n. a court order to a sheriff to enforce a judgmen ... ing plaintiff). See also: execution
writ of mandate :: (mandamus) n. a court order to a government agency ... al acts. See also: mandamus mandate
wrongful death :: n. the death of a human being as the result of a w ... ual beneficiaries (family members).
wrongful termination :: n. a right of an employee to sue his/her employer ... ing an employee's grounds for suit.