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WELL KNOWING.
These words are used in a declaration when the plaintiff sues for an injury which is not immediate and with force, and the act or nonfea-sance... more

WEAR.
A great dam made across a river, accommodated for the taking of fish, or to convey a stream to a mill. Jacobs Law Dict. h. t.... more

WED.
A covenant or agreement, whence a wedded husband. WEEK. Seven days of time. 2. The week commences immediately after twelve oclock, on the night between Saturday and... more

WEIGHAGE,
mer. law. In the English law it is a duty or toll paid for weighing merchandise, it is called tronage, (q. v.) for weighing wool at... more

WEIGHT.
diamonds. Troy weight is also used by apo-thecaries in compounding medicines, and by them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into three scruples,... more

WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE.
This phrase is used to signify that the proof on one side, of a cause is greater than on the other. 2. When a verdict has been... more

WELCH MORTGAGE,
Eng. law, contracts. A species of security which partakes of the nature of a mortgage, as there is a debt due, and an estate is given... more

WELL.
A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water. 2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own... more

WAYS AND MEANS.
In legislative assemblies there is usually appointed a committee whose duties are to inquire into, and propose to the house, the ways and means to be... more

WAY GOING CROP
In Pennsylvania, by the custom of the, country, a tenant for a term certain is entitled after the expiration of his Iease, to enter and take... more

WAY BILL,
contracts. A writing in which is set down the names of passengers, who are carried in a public conveyance, or the description of goods sent with... more

WATER BAILIFF,
English law. An officer appointed to search ships in ports. 10 H. vii., 30. ... more

WATER COURSE.
operty in the water itself, but a simple usufruct as it passes along. Agua currit et debet currere, is the language of the law. 3 Rawle, Rep.... more

WATER ORDEAL.
An ancient form of trial, now abolished, by which the accused, tied band and foot, were cast into cold water, and if they did not sink... more

WAVESON.
This name is given to such goods as after shipwreck appear upon the waves. Jacob, Law Dict. h. t. ... more

WAY,
estates. A passage, street or road. A right of way is a privilege which an individual or a particular description of persons, such as the inhabitants... more

WARRANTEE.
One to whom a warranty is made. Touchst. 181. ... more

WARRANTIA CHARTAE.
An ancient and now obsolete writ, which was issued when a man was enfeoffed of land with warranty, and then he was sued or impleaded in... more

WARRANTOR.
One who makes a warranty. Touchst, 181. ... more

WARRANTY,
has always been held to sound in damages which after judgment may be recovered out of the personal or real estate, as in other cases. Vide 4 Kent,... more

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