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WANT OF JURISDICTION

1. lack of the authority to hear a case. 2. A judge who oversteps his authority in a case.

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WATER-TIGHT CASE

a term that is applied to a case that a person is positive will be resolved in their favour.

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WILL AMBULATORY

a will where a person can make changes to while he is still alive.

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WARRANTY OF TITLE

the assurance that the seller has a right to sell the goods and that the buyer will be from claims to the goods.

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WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE

a term that is used for the preponderance of a truth. The weight of evidence is what will convince a judge one way or another.

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WRITTEN INTERROGATORIES

the where a party to a law suit can make his opponent write down under oath questions sent to him.

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WRITTEN CONTRACT

the term used to describe a contract that is in writing as compared to a spoken contract.

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WILL MUTUAL

the name of a will where 2 or more people have provisions favouring each other.

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WARRANTY OF FITNESS

the assurance by the seller to the buyer that the goods sold are suitable and will conform to the buyer’s wishes.

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WASTING PROPERTY

the term that describes property where the contents has been used up or consumed such as a gold mine.

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WILLFULLY AND MALICIOUSLY

a term that is used to describe that actions of a person with the intent to harm another person.

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WRITE-OFF

used to describe a debt that cannot be collected.

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WILL HOLOGRAPHIC

a term that applies to a will that is in the handwriting of the maker of the will.

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WHEN ISSUED

the expression used that describes the trading in a new stock, bond or security that has been announced but not issued yet.

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WORKMEN

These are the laws that give funds for workers who are hurt during the course of carrying out their job.

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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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