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Glossary of Legal Terms - W

 

Waive: To disclaim, renounce.

Ward: Someone legally declared unable to take care of themselves and who has had a guardian appointed.

Warrant: A written order or authorisation to carry out a specific act.

Warranty: Oral, written or implied undertaking that a product has certain characteristics or is of a certain quality.

Whole life insurance: Protection which is in force as long as premiums are paid.

Will: A document where a person gives direction for the disposal and/or management of property after death.

Wind up: Conclude the affairs of a business organisation.

Witness: A person who gives evidence legal proceedings.

Writ: A summons, order made by a court which requires a person to do or not do a specific act.

Wrong: An infringement of a right or rights.

Wrongful death: Death caused by a wilful act or negligence of another person.


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