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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
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
com. law. A book used among merchants. All
the dealings of the merchant are recorded in this book in chronological
order as they occur.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
a district. Most cities are divided for various purposes
into districts, each of which is called a 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.
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
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
An ancient word used in England as synonymous
with hundred. (q. v.) Fortesc. De Laud. ch. 24.
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