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waive
v. to voluntarily give up something, including not enforcing a te...
waiver
n. the intentional and voluntary giving up of something, such as ...
wanton
adj. 1) grossly negligent to the extent of being recklessly uncon...
ward
n. 1) a person (usually a minor) who has a guardian appointed by ...
warrant
1) n. an order (writ) of a court which directs a law enforcement ...
warranty
n. a written statement of good quality of merchandise, clear titl...
warranty deed
n. a deed to real property which guarantees that the seller owns ...
waste
n. 1) any damage to real property by a tenant which lessens its v...
watered stock
n. shares of stock of a corporation which have been issued at a p...
weight of evidence
n. the strength, value and believability of evidence presented on...
wet reckless
n. a plea to a charge of reckless driving which was "alcohol rela...
whiplash
n. a common neck and/or back injury suffered in automobile accide...
white collar crime
n. a generic term for crimes involving commercial fraud, cheating...
widow
n. a woman whose husband died while she was married to him and wh...
widow's election
n. the choice a widow makes between accepting what her husband le...
widower
n. a man whose wife died while he was married to her and who has ...
will
n. a written document which leaves the estate of the person who s...
will contest
n. a lawsuit challenging the validity of a will and/or its terms....
willful
adj. referring to acts which are intentional, conscious and direc...
willfully
adv. referring to doing something intentionally, purposefully and...
wind up
v. to liquidate (sell or dispose of) assets of a corporation or p...
winding up
n. liquidating the assets of a corporation or partnership, settli...
wiretap
n. using an electronic device to listen in on telephone lines, wh...
withdrawal
n. 1) in criminal law, leaving a conspiracy to commit a crime bef...
witness
1) n. a person who testifies under oath in a trial (or a depositi...
witness stand
n. a chair at the end of the judge's bench on the jury box side, ...
words of art
n. 1) specialized language with meaning peculiar to a particular ...
work product
n. the writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conversations with ...
Workers' Compensation Acts
n. state statutes which establish liability of employers for inju...
Workmen's Compensation
n. a former name for worker's compensation before the unisex titl...
World Court
n. the Court of International Justice, founded by the United Nati...
writ
n. a written order of a judge requiring specific action by the pe...
writ of attachment
n. a court order directing a sheriff (or other law enforcement of...
writ of coram nobis
: (writ of core-uhm noh-bis) n. from Latin for "in our presence,"...
writ of execution
n. a court order to a sheriff to enforce a judgment by levying on...
writ of mandate
(mandamus) n. a court order to a government agency, including ano...
wrongful death
n. the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of ...
wrongful termination
n. a right of an employee to sue his/her employer for damages (lo...

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