wex definitions

withdrawal

1. Removing cash or any other asset from the place where it is held.

2. In the context of a criminal conspiracy, leaving the conspiracy before the target crime has been committed. State laws differ on the culpability of co-conspirators who...

withdrawal of a corporation

Withdrawal of a corporation, also referred to as dissolution of a corporation, is the termination of a corporate entity. The procedure could be conducted voluntarily or involuntarily. Ending a corporation becomes more complex with more owners...

withholding

Withholding in a legal context means the action of deducting an amount or percentage established by the law from a person’s income, like from wages or dividends. Commonly, the withholding is made and subsequently paid to the government by the...

without recourse

A phrase meaning that one party has no legal claim against another party. It is often used in two contexts:

1. In litigation, someone without recourse against another party cannot sue that party, or at least cannot obtain adequate relief even...

witness

A witness is someone with firsthand knowledge of an event, or a person who sees a second person sign a document, then adds their own signature confirming (or attesting) that the first signature is genuine.

A witness may...

witness stand

The witness stand is the location in a courtroom where a witness sits or stands while giving testimony. This is usually a platform to the left and slightly below the judge's seat. A witness called to testify is said to "take the stand."...

witness tampering

The act of obstructing justice by improperly interacting with a witness before or after trial. Examples include influencing, threatening, harassing, or physically harming the witness.

witnesseth

Witnesseth is legal jargon for the term witness. The general meaning is “to take notice of” or “to witness.” With the passing of time, the usage of the term “witnesseth” has declined but it is still used in contracts to make them look more...

wobbler

A wobbler is a special class of crimes involving conduct that varies widely in its level of seriousness. Wobbler statutes cover a wide range of offenses, including assault with a deadly weapon, vehicular manslaughter, money laundering, and...

Woodson v. North Carolina (1976)

Woodson v. North Carolina (1976) is the U.S. Supreme Court case holding that North Carolina’s mandatory death penalty for individuals convicted of first-degree murder violated the Eighth Amendment. Find the full opinion here.

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