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voter bill of rights

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA set of rules adopted by most states to protect the rights of voters in an election. These rights typically cover who can vote, how the voting process must be conducted, how votes will be counted, and...

Voting Rights Act

Overview

The Voting Rights Act (VRA), codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973 to 1973aa-6, is an important federal civil rights law that protects minorities from discriminatory voting practices. Initially, the VRA only protected racial minorities, but in...

Voting trust

Definition

A trust formed when individual shareholders transfer both the legal title and voting rights in their shares to a trustee. The trustee then controls a unified voting block - with a stronger voice on matters of corporate governance than the...

waive

To forgo something, usually a right. Example: to waive a right to jury trial is to not demand the jury trial which you would otherwise have a right to.

Waiver

Intentionally or voluntarily giving up one's recognized right.

warranty

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA promise or assurance that may be express, implied by the circumstances, or implied by law. A warranty might be an express or implied statement that particular facts are true (for example, that...

warranty of fitness

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: implied warranty

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warranty of merchantability

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: implied warranty

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Washington DC Voting Rights Amendment

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution to give the citizens of the District of Columbia the same full representation in Congress as any state. Proposed in 1978, the amendment expired in 1985 and was...

Watered stock

Definition

Stock that is sold with a face value that is much greater then its actual (market) value. While watered stock may appear to be a good value, due to corporation laws, the stock holder may be exposed to liability up to the face value (rather...

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