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  • WRONGFULLY INTENDING.

    WRONGFULLY INTENDING. - These words are used in a declaration when in an action for an injury, the motive of the defendant in committing it can be proved, for then his malicious intent ought to be averred. This is sufficiently done if it be...

  • WRONG.

    WRONG. - An injury; (q. v.) a tort (q. v.) a violation of right. In its most usual sense, wrong signifies an injury committed to the person or property of another, or to his relative rights, unconnected with contract; and these wrongs are c...

  • WRONG-DOER.

    WRONG-DOER. - One who commits an injury, a tort-feasor. (q. v.) Vide Dane's Abridgment, Index, h. t.

  • WRITS, JUDICIAL,

    WRITS, JUDICIAL, - practice. In England those writs which issue from the common law courts during the progress of a suit, are described as judicial writs, by way of distinction from the original one obtained from chancery. 3 Bl. Com. 282....

  • WRITING.

    WRITING. - The act of forming by the hand letters or characters of a particular kind on paper or other suitable substance, and artfully putting them together so as to co nvey ideas. It differs from printing, which is the formation of words...

  • WRITING OBLIGATORY.

    WRITING OBLIGATORY. - A bond; an agreement reduced to writing, by which the party becomes bound to perform something, or suffer it to be done.

  • WRIT, ORIGINAL,

    WRIT, ORIGINAL, - practice, English law. An original writ is a mandatory letter issuing out of the court of chancery under the great seal and in a king's name, directed to the sheriff of the county where the injury is alleged to have been c...

  • WRIT,

    WRIT, - practice. A mandatory precept issued by the authority, and in the name of the sovereign or the state, for the purpose of compelling the defendant to do something therein mentioned. 2. It is issued by a court or other competent jur...

  • WRIT PRO RETORNO HABENDO,

    WRIT PRO RETORNO HABENDO, - remedies, practice. The name of a writ which re-cites that the defendant was summoned to appear to answer the plaintiff in a plea whereof he took the cattle of the said plaintiff, specifying them, and that the sa...

  • WRIT OF WASTE.

    WRIT OF WASTE. - The name of a writ to be issued against a tenant who has committed waste of the premises. There are several forms of this writ, that against a tenant in dower differs from the others. F. N. B. 125.

  • WRIT OF TRESPASS,

    WRIT OF TRESPASS, - practice. This writ lies where a party claims damages for a trespass committed against his person, or tangible and corporeal property. See Trespass.

  • WRIT OF TRESPASS ON THE CASE,

    WRIT OF TRESPASS ON THE CASE, - practice. A writ which lies where a party sues for damages for any wrong or cause of complaint to which covenant or trespass will not apply. See 3 Woodd. 167; Steph. Pl. 15. 2. This action originates in the...

  • WRIT OF TOLT,

    WRIT OF TOLT, - Eng. law. The name of a writ to remove proceedings on a writ of right patent from the court baron into the county court. 3 Bl. Commen-taries, App. No. 1, §2.

  • WRIT OF RIGHT,

    WRIT OF RIGHT, - practice. The remedly appropriate to the case where a party claims the specific recovery of corporeal hereditaments in fee simple; founding his title on the right of property, or mere right, arising either from his own seis...

  • WRIT OF RESTITUTION.

    WRIT OF RESTITUTION. - A writ which is issued on the reversal of a judgment, commanding the sheriff to restore to the defendant below, the thing levied upon, if it has not been sold, and if it has been sold, the proceeds. Bac. Ab. Execution...

  • WRIT OF REPLEVIN,

    WRIT OF REPLEVIN, - practice. The name of a process issued for the recovery of goods and chattels. Vide Replevin.

  • WRIT OF RECAPTION,

    WRIT OF RECAPTION, - practice. This writ lies where, pending an action of replevin, the same distrainor takes, for the same supposed cause, the cattle or goods of the same distrainee. See F. N. B. 169. 2. This writ is nearly obsolete, as...

  • WRIT OF RATIONABILI PARTE BONORUM.

    WRIT OF RATIONABILI PARTE BONORUM. - A writ which was sued out by a widow when the executors of her deceased husband refused to let her have a third part of her late husband's goods after the debts were paid. F. N. B. 284.

  • WRIT OF QUARE IMPEDIT,

    WRIT OF QUARE IMPEDIT, - English law. The remedy by which, where the right of a party to benefice is obstructed, he recovers the presentation; and is the form of action now constantly adopted to try a disputed title to an advowson. Booth, 2...

  • WRIT OF PROCLAMATION

    WRIT OF PROCLAMATION - , Engl. practice. A writ which issues, at the same time with the exigi facias, by virtue of Stat. 31 Eliz. c. 3, s. 1, by which the sheriff is commanded to make proclamations in the statute prescribed. 2. When it...