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Abjuration

English Law: Abjuration in the Past In the ancient English law it was a renunciation of one's country and taking an oath of perpetual banishment. A man who had committed a felony and for safety flea to a sanctuary might within forty days' confess the fact and take the oath of abjuration and [...]

Categories: A, su1, T, and W. Tags: AB, Contracts, Short Read, TR, and WA.



Factual Evidence

Witness statements and factual evidence for use at trial Contents in relation to the Technology and Construction Court The topics include the following: Witness statements, Other matters concerned with witness statements, Cross-referencing and Video link.

Categories: F, su1, and W. Tags: FA, Short Read, and WI.



Queen's Bench

Concept of Queen's Bench Traditional meaning of queen's bench [1] in the English common law history: Queen's counsel: a barrister called within the bar, appointed by letters patent to be her Majesty's counsel learned in the law, who has precedence over others, of the outer bar, cannot plead [...]

Categories: Commercial Law, Criminal law, Q, su1, V, and W. Tags: QU, VE, and WE.



Wadset

Scottish Law: Wadset in the Past A right, by which lands or other heritable subjects, are impignorated by the proprietor to his creditor in security of his debt; and, like other heritable rights, is perfected by seisin. Developments Wadsets, by the present practice, are commonly made out in [...]

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Wadsetter

Scottish Law: Wadsetter in the Past A creditor to whom a wadset is made. [1][rtbs name="scottish-law"] Resources Notes and References Partialy, this information about wadsetter is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, [...]

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Wager

Concept of Wager The following is an old definition of Wager [1], a term which has several meanings:1. A pledge or gage. Wager of battel or battle. Trial by combat. When the tenant in a writ of right pleaded the general issue and offered to prove it by his champion, and the tender was [...]

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Waif

Meaning of Waif The following is an old definition of Waif [1]: Waifs, bona waviata, were goods stolen and thrown away by the thief in his flight, from fear of being apprehended. If the party robbed did not recover the goods first, they were forfeited to the king, to punish the owner for not [...]

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Wakening

Scottish Law: Wakening in the Past The revival of an action. Developments An action is said to sleep, when it lies over, not insisted on for a year in which case it is suspended. 4, t. 1, n. 33. With us a revival is by scire facias. (see this concept in the corresponding entry on this [...]

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Walter Citrine

Walter Citrine History General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in 1926. Played an important role in establishing TUC influence over the Labour Party. Opposed plans by the Labour Government in 1931 to cut unemployment benefits. Citrine fully supported Clement Attlee and the 1945 [...]

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Biographies, British History, Short Read, and WA.



Walter Monckton

Sir Walter Monckton History Lawyer and politician. Adviser to Edward VIII during the Abdication Crisis 1936. Minister in Churchill's government between 1951-1955 and Eden's Minister of Defence at the time of Suez (although he opposed the invasion, losing his job as a consequence).

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War Cabinet

War Cabinet History The War Cabinet, in existence from 1916 to 1919 and 1939 to 1945, was created in order to direct the war effort at a high level. Initially it included the Prime Minister and a number of powerful ministers without portfolio - who by being freed from departmental [...]

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: British History, History, Short Read, and WA.



Ward

Meaning of Ward The following is an old definition of Ward [1]: Care, charge; protectiop, defense. 1. One of the principal duties of constables is to keep watch and ward. Ward or guard was chiefly applied to the day time, for apprehending rioters, and robbers on the highways. Watch properly [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, su1, and W. Tags: Maritime Law and WA.



Wardship

History of Wardship Wardships are described in the Dialogus de Scaccario as “escheats along with the heir” (escaeta cum herede).(Hughes’ edition, p. 133). This expression does not occur elsewhere, but it would be impossible to find any description of wardship which throws more light on [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Historical, Legislation, Magna Carta, su1, and W. Tags: Legal history, Magna Carta, and WA.



Warrandice

Scottish Law: Warrandice in the Past A clause in a charter of heritable rights by which the grantor obliges himself, that the right conveyed must be effectual to the receiver. It is either personal or real. A warranty. Ersk. Pr. B. 2, t. 3, n. 11. [1][rtbs name="scottish-law"] Resources [...]

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Warrant

Warrant Meaning Warrant in Scottish Law A document from the court that allows the police to take certain actions, such as arresting someone or searching premises.

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Warrantia

Meaning of Warrantia The following is an old definition of Warrantia [1]: LateLat. A warranty. Warrantum. A warrant; legal authority; a warranty. Quo warranto. By what warrant, or authoi'ity. A writ in the nature of a writ of right for the kin'g, against him who claims or usurps any office, [...]

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Warranties

Warranties in Contract Formation It is often advisable to include this term in any contract. In Pinsent Mason's words: It is common for the party providing goods or services under a contract to provide certain warranties in relation to the delivery of the goods or services. For example, if [...]

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Warranty

Definition of Warranty A warranty is a promise or assurance given in contract by a party to the other party to the contract. Warranty in Contract Law According to Questions & Answers Law of Contract: Law Revision and Study Guide (Law Questions & Answers, Oxford University Press), by [...]

Categories: Business Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Legislation, su1, and W. Tags: Contracts, Legal Practice Terms, and WA.



Wash-up

Wash-up Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The wash-up period refers to the last few days of a Parliament before dissolution. Any unfinished business is lost at dissolution and the Government may need the co-operation of the Opposition in passing legislation that is still in progress. [...]

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Waste Management

Resources See Also Further Reading Waste Management in the Encyclopedia of Britain Waste Management in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary Waste Management in the Halsbury's Laws of England Waste Management in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Waste Management [...]

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Water

Surface water in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Meaning of Surface wáter in the context of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003: the run-off of rainwater from roofs and any paved ground surface within thecurtilage of a building. Wastewater in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Meaning of [...]

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Buildings, Real Estate, and WA.



Water Industry

Resources See Also Further Reading Water Industry in the Encyclopedia of Britain Water Industry in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary Water Industry in the Halsbury's Laws of England Water Industry in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Water Industry in the [...]

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Waverley

Lord Waverley History British administrator and politician. Held various senior posts in the Civil Service including Governor of Bengal, before becoming Minister of Home Security in 1939. As Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1943 he introduced the PAYE system of paying taxes.

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Biographies, British History, Short Read, and WA.



Ways

Meaning of Ways and Means The following is an old definition of Ways and Means [1]: The committee of or on ways and means, in a legislative assembly, is charged with the duty of inquiring into and recommending the ways and means for raising funds for the uses of government. The committee of [...]

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Ways and Means

Ways and Means Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Ways and Means is a traditional term for taxes or other charges levied on the public in order to fund Government spending. Resources See Also Ways and Means Resolution Further Reading

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Legislative Law, Short Read, and WA.



Ways and Means Resolution

Ways and Means resolution Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Ways and Means resolutions are used by the Commons to give consent to parts of a Bill that will involve taxes or other charges being made on the public. They are usually approved without debate after a Bill has passed its Second [...]

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Webster-ashburton Treaty

Summary of WEBSTER-ASHBURTON TREATY: (1842) In relation to the legal history of the United States and the United Kingdom: The treaty between Great Britain and the United States settled the disputed boundary of the northeastern states. The treaty also settled the issue of the border between [...]

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Legal history, Short Read, Treaties, and WE.



Were

Concept of Were Traditional meaning of were [1] in the Saxon law history: A price; a fine for homicide paid the kia; see AESTIMATIO CAPITIS. Weregild: payment of the were, blood-money; see 4th Book ("Of Public Wrongs"), Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England 188, 313, 413. Note: [...]

Categories: Commercial Law, Criminal law, su1, and W. Tags: Short Read and WE.



Weregild

Meaning of Weregild The following is an old definition of Weregild [1]: In old English law, a pecuniary satisfaction paid to a party injured, or to his relatives, to expiate an enormous offense, most commonly homicide.0 The custom originated with the ancient Germans. For homicide, Athelstan [...]

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West Lothian Question

West Lothian question Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The West Lothian Question refers to the perceived imbalance between the voting rights in the House of Commons of Members of the Parliament from Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland constituencies and those of Members of the Parliament [...]

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Westlaw

Most Popular Entries related to Westlaw Legal Research (in the United Kingdom) Online Legal Research (in the United Kingdom) Legal Research Websites (in the United Kingdom) How to do Legal Research (in the United Kingdom) Legal Research Methods (in the United Kingdom) Legal Research [...]

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Westminster

Westminster Meaning in Politics Description of Westminster published by Mona Chalabi: A shorthand term that refers to British government and/or Parliament, used because both can be found in the Palace of Westminster. When you hear people refer to Westminster, it has much the same connotation [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, Political Science, su1, and W. Tags: WE.



Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall debates Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Westminster Hall debates are House of Commons debates that take place in a specially converted room, off the Westminster Hall building, rather than in the main Commons Chamber. Resources See Also Debates Further Reading

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Whip

Whip Meaning in Politics Description of Whip published by Mona Chalabi: A strange, though not wholly irrelevant word, that's used to describe the individuals who are responsible for maintaining party discipline. Whips, who are either MPs or members of the House of Lords, are appointed to [...]

Categories: Political Science, su1, and W. Tags: WH.



Whips

Whips Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Whips are Members of the Parliament or members of the House of Lords appointed by each party to inform and organise their own members in Parliament. One of their responsibilities is to make sure that their members vote in divisions, and vote in line [...]

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White Papers

White Papers Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament White papers are policy documents produced by the Government that set out their proposals for future legislation. White Papers are often published as Command Papers and may include a draft version of a Bill that is being planned. This provides [...]

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Wigs

Meaning of Wigs The following is an old definition of Wigs [1]: Compare Gown. The custom of wearing wigs seems to date back to the remotest antiquity. They were worn in Egypt; references in the classics attest their use in Greece and Rome. The fashion died out; it was revived in France in the [...]

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Wildlife

Resources See Also Further Reading Wildlife in the Encyclopedia of Britain Wildlife in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary Wildlife in the Halsbury's Laws of England Wildlife in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Wildlife in the Jowitt's Dictionary of [...]

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Will

Definition of Main Clauses In A Will These are the main clauses that a legal practitioner would expect to find in a will. Definition of Proving The Will This is a term used in wills and probate matters. Definition of Taking Instructions On Making A Will The solicitor's responsibility is to [...]

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Will Write Letters

Will write letters Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A will write letter is a letter sent by a government minister to another member of parliament if they have promised to write to them with additional information during a debate or when answering a question. Copies of these letters are [...]

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William

William Proclamations For information about this topic, please read the entry, in this legal Encyclopedia, about: William Proclamations William and Medieval Law William and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Giles, John A., ed. [...]

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William Beveridge

William Beveridge History Academic and civil servant. Advised Lloyd George on Pensions and Insurance. In 1919 became Director of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Served on several government commissions between the wars. In 1940 was asked to investigate existing schemes of social security. [...]

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William Blackstone

Introduction to William Blackstone Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), British jurist and legal scholar, whose work Commentaries on the Laws of England was used for more than a century as the foundation of all legal education in Great Britain and the United States. Sir William Blackstone [...]

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William Charters

This issue under the Ruling of William of England Calendars and Registers of Charters William Charters and Medieval Law William Charters and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Ayloffe, Joseph, and Philip Morant , eds. Calendars of [...]

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William Collections

This issue under the Ruling of William of England Collections Which Cover Individual Periods or Reigns William Collections and Medieval Law William Collections and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brown, R. Allen, ed. The Norman [...]

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William Maxwell Aitken

History of the 1st Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964), earlier William Maxwell Max Aitken The following commentary about 1st Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964), earlier William Maxwell Max Aitken in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): Canadian-British press baron and [...]

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William Murray

Murray William 1st Earl of Mansfield Introduction to William Murray William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793), British jurist. Murray was known as a fair and scrupulous representative of the law. He was born in Scone, Scotland, and went to England at the age of 14. Educated at the [...]

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William Private Legal Documents

This issue under the Ruling of William of England William Private Legal Documents and Medieval Law William Private Legal Documents and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Great Britain. National Archives. DocumentsOnline. Notes: [...]

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William Proclamations

This issue under the Ruling of William of England Royal Charters and Writs of Proclamation William Proclamations and Medieval Law William Proclamations and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Ballard, Adolphus, ed. British Borough [...]

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William Records

This issue under the Ruling of William of England Parliamentary Full Text Records William Records and Medieval Law William Records and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Cobbett, William, and T. C. Hansard, ed. The Parliamentary [...]

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William Robertson

History of the Field Marshal Sir William Robertson (1860-1933) The following commentary about Field Marshal Sir William Robertson (1860-1933) in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): British General. Chief of Staff in France, 1915, Chief of the Imperial General [...]

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William Rufus

William Rufus Proclamations For information about this topic, please read the entry, in this legal Encyclopedia, about: William Rufus Proclamations William Rufus and Medieval Law William Rufus and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) [...]

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William Rufus Charters

This issue under the Ruling of William Rufus of England Calendars and Registers of Charters William Rufus Charters and Medieval Law William Rufus Charters and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Ayloffe, Joseph, and Philip Morant , [...]

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William Rufus Private Legal Documents

This issue under the Ruling of William Rufus of England William Rufus Private Legal Documents and Medieval Law William Rufus Private Legal Documents and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Great Britain. National Archives. [...]

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William Rufus Proclamations

This issue under the Ruling of William Rufus of England Royal Charters and Writs of Proclamation William Rufus Proclamations and Medieval Law William Rufus Proclamations and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bishop, Terence A. [...]

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William Statutes

This issue under the Ruling of William of England Collections of Statutes William Statutes and Medieval Law William Statutes and Legal History Legal Materials (Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Liebermann, Felix, ed. Hic Intimatur. Halle: M. Niemeyer, 1893. [...]

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Wills and Intestacy

Resources See Also Further Reading Wills and Intestacy in the Encyclopedia of Britain Wills and Intestacy in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary Wills and Intestacy in the Halsbury's Laws of England Wills and Intestacy in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Wills [...]

Categories: su1 and W. Tags: Estate Planning, Estates, Probate, Short Read, WI, and Wills.



Windscale

Windscale History Plutonium plant in Cumbria, part of the British nuclear power programme. A fire in October 1957 caused the United Kingdom's most serious nuclear accident and spread radiation over the surrounding area. Now called Sellafield.

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill History Liberal and Conservative politician, with a long and controversial career. Involved in Gallipoli in 1915 (he had to resign over its failure), and the General Strike of 1926. He opposed appeasement, before replacing Chamberlain as Prime Minister in 1940. Most famous [...]

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

History of the Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 - 1965) The following commentary about Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 - 1965) in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): British soldier, author and politician. Prime Minister 1940 - 1945, 1951 [...]

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Witchcraft

Meaning of Witchcraft The following is an old definition of Witchcraft [1]: The practices of a witch: a woman (formerly, a man or a woman) supposed to be able to affect the happiness and destiny of other persons by the exercise of supernatural power acquired from intercourse with evil spirits; [...]

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Witenagemot

Witenagemot is the meeting of the witan or royal advisors in the middle ages. Introduction to Witenagemot Witenagemot (Old English, meeting of the wise men), assembly of councillors in Anglo-Saxon England that met to advise the king of judicial and administrative matters. Originally a [...]

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Witness

Introduction to Witness Witness, in law, in the United Kingdom and the United States, a term used to designate either a person who testifies or gives evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding or someone who attests to or is present at the execution of a legal instrument such as a [...]

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Witness Instrumentary

Scottish Law: Witness Instrumentary in the Past The person who has attested a deed or other writing. Developments When witnesses attest a deed without knowing the grantor and seeing him subscribe or bearing him own his subscription and the deed happens to be forged, the witnesses are declared [...]

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Witness Statements

Other matters concerned with witness statements in relation to the Technology and Construction Court [rtbs name="technology-and-construction-court"] Foreign language If a witness is not sufficiently fluent in English to give his evidence in English, the witness statement should be in his or [...]

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Woman

Meaning of Woman The following is an old definition of Woman [1]: May mean any human being of the female sex, or an adult female. In the United States unmarried women have all the civil rights of men; they may make contracts, sue and be sued, be trustees and guardians, be witnesses, and [...]

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