Legal Terms ( W )

Waiver: A voluntary and intentional relinquishment of something, especially some known rights. It can be done by express statement or by conduct.

War Crimes: Brutal crimes committed by a country’s armed forces during a war. Such acts are done in violation of international laws, treaties and practices regarding military conflict between countries.

Ward: A person who is under the care of a guardian appointed or confirmed by a court of law. Usually, a ward can be a minor or an incompetent person who is incapable of taking care of himself.

Warranty: A promise made by the seller of a product to the buyer regarding the performance of the product or for doing something. 

Warrant of Committal: The power of a judge or magistrate in some countries to enforce a judgment against a person or corporation. This action is initiated when the person or corporation refuses or neglects to comply with the judgment within a known fixed time period.

Will: A legal term with different meanings as per the context. It can be thoughts of a person, which leads to actions. Mainly this term is used to denote a document which is executed by a person to distribute his estates on the event of his death.

Writ: A court order signed by the issuing judge, making a command to the person to whom it is addressed, to perform a specific act.

Wrong: A violation of another’s right or injury caused to the person or property of another. While a wrongful arrest refers to the detention of a person without any legal excuse, a discharge of an employee from service, without any lawful reason and in violation of the contract of employment is called a wrongful discharge.

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