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  • Wrong

    Definition of Wrong A violation or infringement of a right. A private wrong or tort (q.v.) is an offence against an individual; a public wrong, an offence against the community. See Crime Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Wrong in the Dictionaries, […]

  • Writing

    Definition of Writing The following contracts are required to be in writing:(1) Bills of exchange, promissory notes, and acceptances(2) Assignments of copyright. (Copyright Act, 1911.)(3) Contracts of marine insurance. (Marine Insurance Act, 1906.)(4) Acceptances or transfers of shares in a […]

  • Writ Of Summons

    Definition of Writ Of Summons A process issued in the High Court at the instance of the plaintiff for the purpose of giving the defendant notice of the claim made against him and of compelling him to appear and answer it if he does not admit it. It is the first step in the action.…

  • Writ Of Right

    Definition of Writ Of Right (1) One which is grantable as a matter of right, as opposed to a prerogative writ. See Writ(2) A real action which lay to recover lands in fee-simple, unjustly withheld from the rightful owner. It might be brought in any case of disseisin. There were also writs in […]

  • Writ

    Definition of Writ A document in the King’s name and under the seal of the Crown, a Court or an officer of the Crown, commanding the person to whom it is addressed to do or forbear from doing some act. Writs are of two principal kinds prerogative and of right(1) Prerogative writs are so called…

  • Wreck Commissioners

    Definition of Wreck Commissioners Persons appointed by the Lord Chancellor ander the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, to hold investigations at the request of the Board of Trade into shipping casualties Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Wreck […]

  • Wreck

    Definition of Wreck If a ship was lost at sea, and the cargo or a portion of it came to land, the goods saved belonged to the Crown. This privilege was frequently granted to lords of manors. The owners of shipwrecked goods were allowed to reclaim them within a year and a day, if they…

  • Wounding And Maiming

    Definition of Wounding And Maiming Aggravated forms of battery (q.v.). See Mayhem; Malicious Injury to the Person Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Wounding And Maiming in the Dictionaries, Wounding And Maiming in our legal dictionaries, Related […]

  • Workmen's Compensation

    Definition of Workmen’s Compensation The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1906, s. 1, provided If in any employment personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of the employment is caused to a workman, his employer shall be liable to pay compensation. A workman is defined (section […]

  • Words Of Limitation

    Definition of Words Of Limitation Words in a conveyance or will which have the effect of marking out the duration of an estate.’ Thus, in a grant to A and his heirs, the words and his heirs are words of limitation. Formerly these words were essential to pass the fee simple, both in legal and…

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