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WITNESS PROSECUTING

the person upon whose complaint a criminal action is started.

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WARRANTY AFFIRMATIVE

statement by the person insured that the certain facts are in existence and are true.

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WARRANT SEARCH

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

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WRIT OF CORAM VOBIS

A Latin term that is essentially the same as a writ coram nobis.

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WELSH

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

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WANTON NEGLIGENCE

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

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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.

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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 it.

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WRIT OF RIGHT A

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

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WAIVE

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

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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.

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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.

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WILLFUL TORT

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

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WILLFUL AND MALICIOUS INJURY

the name that is given to the injury to property that is carried out with intent and a disregard to duty.

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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.

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WITHDRAWAL

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

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WARRANT BENCH

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

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WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT

where a person is imprisoned without just cause or not using legal channels.

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WELFARE STATUTES

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

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WITHOUT LEGAL CAUSE

a term that means to have no justification.

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