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WARRANTY, VOUCHER TO,
practice. A warranty is a contract real, annexed to lands and tenements, whereby a man is bound to defend such lands and tenements from another person,... more

WASTE.
down without waste, is a question of fact for the jury under the direction of the court. 7 Johns. R. 227. The tenant may cut down... more

WASTE BOOK,
com. law. A book used among merchants. All the dealings of the merchant are recorded in this book in chronological order as they occur. ... more

WATCH,
police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the... more

WATCH AND WARD.
A phrase used in the English law, to denote the superinten-dence and care of certain officers, whose duties are to protect the public from harm. ... more

WATCHMAN.
An officer in many cities and towns, whose duty it is to watch during the night and take care of the property of the inhabitants. 2. He... more

WATER.
That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are composed. 2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as... more

WARRANT OF ATTORNEY
practice. An instrument in writing, addressed to one or more attorneys therein named, authorizing them generally to appear in any court, or in some specified court, on behalf... more

WARRANDICE,
Scotch law. A clause in a charter of heritable rights by which the grantor obliges himself, that the right conveyed shall be effectual to the receiver.... more

WARRANT,
crim. law, Practice. A writ issued by a justice of the peace or other authorized officer, directed to a constable or other proper person, requiring him... more

WAREHOUSEMAN.
A warehouseman is a person who receives goods and merchandise to be stored in his warehouse for hire. 2. He is bound to use ordinary care... more

WAREHOUSE.
all be subject to quarantine or other re-straint, pursuant to the health laws of any state, at such convenient place or places as the safety of the revenue... more

WARDSHIP,
Eng. law. Wardship was the right of the lord over the person and estate of the tenant, when the latter was under a certain age. When... more

WARD,
a district. Most cities are divided for various purposes into districts, each of which is called a ward. ... more

WARD,
police. To watch in the day time, for the purpose of preventing violations of the law. 2. It is the duty of all police officers and... more

WARD IN CHANCERY.
An infant who is under the superintendence of the chancellor. ... more

WARDEN.
A guardian, a keeper. This is the name given to various officers: as, the warden of the prison, the wardens of the port of Philadelphia, church... more

WARD,
domestic relations. An infant placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian. 2. While under the care of a guardian a ward can... more

WAPENTAKE.
An ancient word used in England as synonymous with hundred. (q. v.) Fortesc. De Laud. ch. 24. ... more

WAR.
A contention by force, or the art of paralysing the forces of an enemy. 2. It is either public or private. It is not intended here... more

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