The Law Dictionary

Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.

Category: W

WARRANT SEARCH

written order from a court that allows a search of a premises to be conducted.

WELSH

a term that means to go back on your word that you have given.

WANTON NEGLIGENCE

The reckless disregard in exercising due care and regard for the welfare of other people. See negligence.

WANT OF CONSIDERATION

a term applied to a transaction where no money, property or goods were intended to pass from one party to another party.

WARRANTY GENERAL

a written statement in a deed that the buyer of a property is entitled to accept the property’s title and the seller will defend the title against a person trying to upset

WRIT OF RIGHT A

a formal written document that si issued as a matter of course or as a matter of right.

WAIVE

This means to relinquish or to give up a right, benefit or privilege and implies that the person knows what he is doing.

WAIVER OF IMMUNITY

A voluntary relinquishment by a witness to his right to refuse to give evidence that may incriminate him. A waiver of the 5th amendment.

WASTING TRUST

the name that is given to a trust where the trustee can use some of the principle if there is not enough income.

WILLFUL TORT

an intentional wrong that is committed with the wish to harm another person.

WILLS RECIPROCAL

a term given to the wills of 2 or more people having made that will benefit the other will makers. It is similar to a joint will.

WITHDRAWAL

1. To remove money from a bank. 2. A term in criminal law where a person separates themselves from criminal activity.

WARRANT BENCH

a warrant for a person’s arrest who is charged with contempt or other criminal act that si issued by a judge.

WELFARE STATUTES

These are the laws that help to support people who can’t support themselves.