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WITHOUT RECOURSE.
Vide Sans Recours and Indorsement, Chit. on Bills, 179, 14 S. &, R. 325, 3 Cranch, 193, 7 Cranch, 159, 1 Cowen, 538, 12 Mass. 172,... more

WITHOUT RESERVE,
contracts. These words are frequently used in conditions of sale at public auction, that the property offered, or to be offered for sale, will be sold... more

WITHOUT THIS, THAT,
pleading. These are technical words used in a traverse, (q. v.) for the purpose of denying a material fact in the preceding pleadings, whether declaration, plea,... more

WITNESS.
could not be compelled to disclose secrets which he had received in auricular confession. City Hall Rec. 80 n. Vide Confessor, Confidential Communications. 20. - 4. Jurors. A... more

WITHOUT DAY.
This signifies that the cause or thing to which it relates is indefinitely adjourned, as when a case is adjourned without day, it is not again... more

WITHOUT,
pleading. This word is adopted in formal traverses, and is a negative signifying ",and not for,", accordingly the language of the elder entries sometimes is, It... more

WITHERNAM,
practice. The name of a writ which issues on the return of elon-gata to an alias or pluries writ of replevin, by which the sheriff is... more

WITHDRAWING A JUROR,
practice. An agreement made between the parties in a suit to require one of the twelve jurors impanneled to try a cause to leave the jury... more

WISTA.
Among the Saxons, this was a measure of land, it contained a half hide, or sixty acres. ... more

TO WIT.
To know, that is to say, namely. See Scilicet. ... more

WITH STRONG HAND,
pleading. This is a technical phrase indispensable in describing a forcible entry in an indictment. No other word or circumlocution will answer the same purpose. 8 T.... more

WINCHESTER MEASURE.
The standard measure originally kept at Winchester, in England. ... more

WINDOW.
e consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q. v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the... more

WISCONSIN.
corpus, mandamus, injunction, quo warranto, certiorari, and all other writs necessary to carry into effect their orders, judgments and decrees, and give them a general control over inferior... more

WHOLE BLOOD
Being related by both the father and mothers side, this phrase is used in contradistinction to half, blood, (q. v.) which is relation only on one... more

WHOLESALE.
To sell by wholesale, is to sell by large parcels, generally in original packages, and not by retail. (q. v.) ... more

WIDOW.
An unmarried woman whose husband is dead. 2. In legal writings, widow is an addition given to a woman who is unmarried and whose husband is... more

WIDOWS CHAMBER,
Eng. law. In London the apparel of a widow and the furniture of her chamber, left by her deceased husband, is so called, and the widow... more

WIDOWHOOD
The state of a man whose wife is dead or of a woman whose husband is dead. In general there is no law to regulate the... more

WIDOWER.
A man whose wife is dead. A widower has a right to administer to his wifes separate estate, and as her administrator to collect debts due... more

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