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WEST SAXON LAGE. The laws of the often used where the time intended by it is West Saxons, which obtained in the counties and will be until its arrival, or for some unto the south and west of England, from certain period, at least, jndeterniinate. Rob- Kent to Deronshire. Blackstone supposes lnson v. Greene, 1-1 B. I. 188. these to have been much the same with the iau-s of Alfred, being me municipal law of WHEREAS. A word which implies A re the far most considerable part of his domiu- citai of a past fact. The word “whereas," iltllllns. untd 1l3£i1ilt._icuiai'iyLlinclud.ii31g Berkshilrg, when it renders the deed senseless or repug- e sea 0 is pecu 'ar resi ence. nant, may he struck out as ii:upei'tineut, aiiii Comm. 05. shall not vitiate a deed in other respects sensihie. WETHER. A castrated riim, at least one year old. In an indictment it may be called WHIG. This name was applied in Scot- a "sheep." Rex v. Biriiet, 4 Car. & P. 216. land, A. D. 1648, to those violent Covenanters who opposed the Duke of Hamilton's in- WHALE. A royal fish, the head being vasion of England in order to restore Charles 0 the king's property, and the tall the queen's. I. The appellation of "Whig" and “Tory” 2 Stellh. Comm. 19. 4-18, 540. to political factions was first heard of in .1. D. 1679, and, though as senseless as any cunt WHALER. A vessel employed in the terms that could be devised, they became inwhale fishery. stuntly as familiar in use as they have since continued. 2 Hall. Const. Hist. c. 12' Whar- WI-KARI‘. A perpendicular bank or mound ton. ' of timber, or stone and earth, raised on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, etc., or ex- W1-IIPPING. A mode of punishment, by tendjuv some distance into the water, for the iniliction of stripes, occasionally used in the consvenience of iadjng and Llnlading ships England and in a few of the American stiites. and other vessels. Webster. A broad, plain place near a river, canal, or WHIPPING-P05T- A D0513 01' 5111115 1° gggrihgo “gslthnt are brought which a criminal is tied to_ undergo the [inn- A wharf is a structure erected on a shore he- ‘shmem of Wm”) .133‘ This penalty is new low high-water mark, and sometimes extending 111101151196. except in a few states. into the channel, for the laying vessels along- 1':i;‘:.'°.‘.:‘:*:.s' ‘E:‘.‘°‘i‘3.;”’i‘Z.2“.iZ3‘°”:““é:i“ “.3: WHITE A woman is not a Deane v_ Broad Street AS513". 6 gm” gag.‘ person." within the meaning of the term us Lnngdon v. New York, 93 N, Y, 151; Dubuque used in the naturalization laws of the United v. Stqiét: 32 Iowa. 47: Geiger v. 1<‘iioi~, 8 States; the term applies only to persons of Egg-A“P‘l17"_;‘ V- 0°93“ 0113’! 64 N- -1- L3": the Caucasian race. In re Ah Yup, 5 Sawy ' ' ' ' 155. Fed. Cas. No. 104. W1-IARFAGE.}} Money paid for landing wares at a wharf, or for shipping or taking goods into a boat or barge from thence. Cowell. .,.S.::;';::': ,$3“”§.;“i.f Wm Baum In A mudng 20005‘ (‘H imdjng a V2555] flctitious otferer or bidder at a roup or auc- , . while moored from, a wharf. 1 Brown, Adm. mm'sa1e' Ben‘ 37' WHITE MEATS. In old English law. wHARFINGER_ one who owns or butter, cheese, eggs, and any composi- wkeeps a wharf for the purpose of receiving "O" “f them‘ C°W°u' and shipping merchandise to or from it for hire.

WHITE ACRE. A flctitious name given to a piece of land. in the English books, for purposes of illustration.

WHITE RENTS. In English law. Rents paid in silver, a.iid called "white rents." or

WHEEL_ An engine of torture used in “rei'lr1iius alibi," to distinguish them from medieval Europe. on which a criminal was rents payable m Wm‘ 1“l’°r’ p"°Vi5i°“5' 9"‘ bound while his limbs were broken one by Glued "h1“ck"'eut" °' “hl“”k'“"‘i1"

til 11 dj a. we ' e 9 WHITE sruns. A kind of esquires

wnnmaun. Duty or toll paid for carts, CW9!!-

etc., p.\s-sing over certain ground. Cowell. WHITEPRIARS. A place in London he-

WHEN AND WHERE. Technical twr-en the Tempie and Binckfriars, which words in pleading, formerly necessary in was formerly a sanctuary, and therefore making full defense to (.'el‘1.'ain actions. privileged from arrest Wharton.

WHENEVER. This word, though often WHITEHART SILVER. A mulct on

used as equivalent to “as soon as," is also certain lands in or near to the forest of