An intentional relinquishment or abandonment of a known right or privilege.

Want Of Prosecution

An application to a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the litigant has inexcusably delayed moving the litigation along and that under the given circumstances the litigation ought to be dismissed.

War Crimes

Excessive brutality during war, in contravention of an international treaty.


A guarantee given on the performance of a product.


The abuse, destruction or permanent change to a property by one who is merely in possession of it as in the case of a tenant.


A criminal investigation interrogation technique whereby a person is blindfolded and placed on their back, sometimes covered in material, and subjected to water poured over their mouth and nose in order to simulate drowning.

Ways And Means

committee found in the US house of representatives and some states that determines many--if not all--aspects of funding and fiscal decision-making 


A written statement, usually signed, made by an individual, which directs the distribution of their property when they die.

With Prejudice

A statement or order that is conclusive between the parties as to the dispute between them.

Without Prejudice

A reservation made on a statement or an offer that it is not an admission or cannot otherwise be used against the issuing party in future dealings or litigation with any determinative legal effect.

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