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Waiver - Intentionally given up a right.

Warrant - Most commonly, a court order authorizing law enforcement officers to make an arrest or conduct a search.  An application seeking a warrant must be accompanied by an affidavit which establishes probable cause by detailing the facts upon which the request is based.

Warranty - A promise that a proposition of fact is true.

Warranty Deed - A deed which guarantees that the title conveyed is good and its transfer rightful.

Will - A legal declaration that disposes of a person’s property when that person dies.

With prejudice - A declaration which dismisses all rights.  A judgment barring the right to bring or maintain an action on the same claim or cause.

Without prejudice - A declaration that no rights or privileges of the party concerned are waived or lost.  In a dismissal these words maintain the right to bring a subsequent suit on the same claim.

Witness - One who personally sees or perceives a thing; one who testifies as to what he has seen, heard, or otherwise observed.

Writ - A judicial order directing a person to do something.

Writ of Certiorari - An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.

Writ of execution - An order of the court evidencing debt of one party to another and commanding the court officer to take property in satisfaction of the debt.

Writ of garnishment - An order of the court whereby property, money, or credits in the possession of another person may be seized and applied to pay a debtor’s debt.  It is used as an incident to or auxiliary of a judgment rendered in a principal action.