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WITNESS AGAINST HIMSELF

a provision in the US Constitution where a witness is not forced to give testimony against himself.

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WITHDRAWAL OF CHARGES

the failure of a plaintiff to pursue the charges that will result in his case being dropped.

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WILL CONDITIONAL

the name of a will that needs certain conditions to be met for other events to occur.

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WAIVER IMPLIED

the intention to give up a right, benefit or a privilege by conduct that a waiver will be given.

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WRONGFUL COMMITMENT

the act of confining a person to a mental institution without doing it lawfully. False imprisonment.

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WRIT OF CORAM NOBIS

a Latin term for a writ asking for a verdict to be set aside due to errors of fact.

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WILL CONTEST

the name of the legal action that is taken to determine if a will is legitimate and able to be probated. See probate.

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WILL JOINT

a will made and signed by 2 people that serves them both.

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WRIT OF ERROR

a court order from the court of appeals to the judge who tried a case in lower court to give the records of the case to the appeals court.

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WAIVER EXPRESS

a term that applies to the intentional giving up of a known right.

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WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE

failing to give evidence that needs to be given or not disclosing some piece of information when asked to do so.

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WITHDRAWING A JUROR

a way to postpone a case by removing one of the jurors.

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WITNESS INVOLUNTARY

this is a witness who didn’t want to come to court to testify but got a summons to do so.

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WARRANT IN BANKRUPTCY

an order from a court to a marshal that directs him to take possession of property from a person or company who has been declared bankrupt.

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WAIVER OF EXEMPTION

the giving up intentionally by a debtor his right to exempt property from claims of a creditor.

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WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTES

This are the laws that give rise to the actions for defaults, negligence and wrongs that can cause death.

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WORKING CLAIM

the term applied to an active mining claim.

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WITNESS VOLUNTARY

a term to give testimony willingly without needing to be forced.

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WARRANT DEATH

the order that allows a death sentence to be carried out.

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WIRETAP

the interception of a communication that uses a device to tap into a telephone line.

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