Glossary W

Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W

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waive - To voluntarily give up a right or a claim.

warranty - A written or oral statement by one party to a contract that a fact is or will be as it is expressly declared or promised to be.

weight of evidence - The balance or preponderance of evidence; the inclination of the greater amount of credible evidence, offered in a trial, to support one side of the issue rather than the other.

will - A legal declaration that disposes of a person's property when that person dies.

with prejudice - As applied to a judgment of dismissal, the term refers to the adjudication of a case on its merits, barring the right to bring or maintain another action on the same claim.

without prejudice - A dismissal "without prejudice" allows a new suit to be brought on the same cause of action.

witness - One who testifies under oath as to what she or he has seen, heard or otherwise observed.

writ - An order issued from a court requiring the performance of a specified act, or giving authority and commission to have it done.


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