The Law Dictionary

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Category: W

WARRANTY SPECIAL

a warranty by an owner that ensures and defends the title he has sold to another person.

WRONGFUL ACT

the name that is given to an act that will damage, physically or emotionally another person.

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME

This term is given to crime that is not violent such as cheating, swindling, fraud etc.

WARRANTY EXPRESS

1. Warranty by facts from the seller. 2. A statement by the person insured that certain facts are true.

WARRANTY COLLATERAL

the warranty of a title by a person not known to the title that exists when a title is not from a warranting ancestor.

WARDS OF COURT

These are the people who have their rights and safety protected and guarded by the courts.

WANT OF JURISDICTION

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

WATER-TIGHT CASE

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

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.

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.

WRITTEN CONTRACT

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

WILL MUTUAL

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

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.

WASTING PROPERTY

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