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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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