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WAIVER.,
The relinquishment or refusal to accept of a right. 2. In practice it is required of every one to take advantage of his rights at a... more

WAKENING,
Scotch law. The revival of an action. 2. An action is said to sleep, when it lies over, not insisted on for a year in which... more

WALL.
A building or erection so well known as to need no definition. In general a man may build a wall on any part of his estate,... more

WANTONNESS,
crim. law. A licentious act by one man towards the person of another without regard to his rights, as, for example, if a man should attempt... more

WAIVE.
A term applied to a woman as outlaw is applied to a man. A man is an outlaw, a woman is a waive. T. L.,... more

To WAIVE.
To abandon or forsake a right. 2. To waive signifies also to abandon without right, as ",if the felon waives, that is, leaves any goods in... more

WAIFS.
Stolen goods waived or scattered by a thief in his flight in order to effect his escape. 2. Such goods by the English common law belong... more

WAGER OF LAW,
Engl. law. When an action of debt is brought against a man upon a simple contract, and the defendant pleads nil debit, and concludes his plea... more

WAGER POLICY,
contracts. One made when the insured has no insurable interest. 2. It has nothing in common with insurance but the name and form. It is usually in... more

WAGERS.
A wager is a bet a contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid... more

WAGES,
contract. A compensation given to a hired person for his or her services. As to servants wages, see Chitty, Contr. 171 as to sailors wages, Abbott... more

WAGER OF BATTEL.
A superstitious mode of trial which till lately disgraced the English law. 2. The last case of this kind was commenced in the year 1817, but not... more

WADSETTER
Scotch law. A creditor to whom a wadset is made. TO WAGE, contracts. To give a pledge or security for the performance of anything, as to wage... more

WADSET,
Scotch law. A right, by which lands, or other heritable subjects, are impignorated by the proprietor to his creditor in security of his debt, and, like... more

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