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WRIT OF DECEIT.
The name of a writ which lies where one man has done anything in the name of another, by which the latter is damnified and deceived.... more

WRIT DE EJECTIONE FIRMAE.
A writ of ejectment. Vide Ejectment, and 3 Bl. Com. 199. ... more

WRIT DE HAERETICO COMBURENDO,
Engl. law. The name of a writ formerly issued by the secular courts, when a man was turned over to them by the ecclesiastical tribunals, after... more

WORSHIP.
The honor and homage rendered to the Creator. 2. In the United States, this is free, every one being at liberty to worship God according to... more

WORSHIP,
Eng. law. A title or addition given to certain persons. 2 Inst. 666, Bac. Ab. Misnomer, A 2. ... more

WORTHIEST OF BLOOD.
All expression to designate that, in descent, the sons are to be preferred to daughters, which is the law of England. See some singular reasons given... more

WOUND
med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends all lesions of the body, and in this it differs from the meaning of the word when used in... more

WRECK,
mar. law. A wreck (called in law Latin, wreccum maris, and in law French, wrec de mer,) signifies such goods, as after a shipwreck, are cast... more

WORK AND LABOR.
k and labor done, and materials furnished by the plaintiff for the defendant, and when the work was not done under a special contract, the plaintiff will be... more

WORKHOUSE.
A prison where prisoners are kept in employment, a penitentiary. A house provided where the poor are taken care of, and kept in employment. ... more

WORKING DAYS
In settling laydays, (q. v.) or days of demurrage, (q. v.) sometimes the contract specifies working days in the computation, Sundays and custom-house holidays are excluded.... more

WORKMAN.
One who labors, one who is employed to do business for another. 2. The obligations of a workman are to perform the work he has undertaken to... more

WOODGELD,
old Eng. law. To be free from the payment of money for taking of wood in any forest. Co. Litt. 233 a. The same as Pudzeld.... more

WOODS,
A piece of land on which forest trees in great number naturally grow. According to Lord Coke, a grant to another of omnes boscos suos, all... more

WORD,
construction. One or more syllables which when united convey an idea a single part of speech. 2. Words are to be understood in a proper or... more

WITNESS, AGED.
It has been laid down as a rule that to be considered an aged witness, a person must be at least seventy years old. See Aged... more

WITNESS, GOING.
A going witness is one who is about to leave the jurisdiction of the court in which a cause is depending. See Going Witness. ... more

WITNESS INSTRUMENTARY,
Scotch law. He who has attested a deed or other writing. 2. When witnesses attest a deed without knowing the grantor, and seeing him subscribe, or bearing... more

WOMEN,
persons. In its most enlarged sense, this word signifies all the females of the human species, but in a more restricted sense, it means all such... more

WITHOUT IMPEACHMENT OF WASTE.
When a tenant for life holds the land without impeachment of waste, he is of course dispunishable for waste whether wilful or otherwise. But still this... more

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