Wage Earner's Plan - Also, Chapter 13. A chapter of the Bankruptcy Code which allows a debtor to file a wage earner's plan for payment of a percentage of his debts from future earnings.
Wage Garnishment - A nonbankruptcy legal proceeding whereby a plaintiff or creditor seeks to subject to his or her claim the future wages of a debtor. In other words, the creditor seeks to have part of the debtor's future wages paid to the creditor for a debt owed to the creditor.
Waiver - Intentionally given-up right.
Waiver of Immunity - A means authorized by statute by which a witness, before testifying or producing evidence, may relinquish the right to refuse to testify against himself or herself, thereby making it possible for his or her testimony to be used against him or her in future proceedings.
Wanted Poster Program - A program that publishes and displays a series of posters with photographs of child support obligors who are delinquent in their support payments and unlocatable.
Warrant - Most commonly, a court order authorizing law enforcement officers to make an arrest or conduct a search.
Warranty - A promise that a proposition of fact is true.
Warranty Deed - A deed which guarantees that the title conveyed is good and its transfer rightful.
Water Rights - The right to use water.
Weber's Law - An assertion that the size of a difference threshold is proportional to the intensity of the standard stimulus.
Wellness - Optimal health, incorporating the ability to function fully and actively over the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental domains of health.
Wellness Block Grant - A program overseen by the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council and administered by the Department of Job and Family Services that provides county family and children first councils grants to fund community- based programs of prevention services that address issues of broad social concern and to fund state-directed training, evaluation, and education programs pertaining to the issues being addressed.
Wernicke, Carl - The scientist who discovered the area of the cerebral cortex that allows us to understand language. People with damage in this area of the cortex are unable to understand spoken or written words.
Wernicke-Korsakoff's Syndrome - A brain disorder characterized by the loss of the brain's ability to store memories.
Wernicke's Aphasia - Loss of the ability to comprehend language coupled with production of inappropriate language.
Will - A legal declaration that disposes of a person's property when that person dies.
Windigo - A culture specific syndrome of Canadians involving delusions of being possessed by a cannibal-istic monster (windigo), attacks of agitated depression, oral sadistic fears and impulses.
Wisdom - Expertise in the fundamental pragmatics of life.
With Prejudice - A declaration which dismisses all rights. A judgment barring the right to bring or maintain an action on the same claim or cause.
Withdrawal - Physical symptoms in the body and brain that occur after cessation of drug use in a person who is physically dependent on that drug.
Withdrawal Directive - An order requiring withdrawal from an obligor's account in a financial institution to pay support when the obligor is in default under a support order.
Withholding - A mandatory deduction to be taken directly from a salary, wage, or other income on behalf of the government or to satisfy a support obligation.
Withholding Notice - an administrative notice that is sent to an obligor's employer or other payor directing the payor to withhold a certain amount to pay the obligor's support obligation.
Within-Subjects Design - A research design that uses each participant as his or her own control; for example, the behavior of an experimental participant before receiving treatment might be compared to his or her behavior after receiving treatment.
Without Prejudice - A declaration that no rights or privileges of the party concerned are waived or lost. In a dismissal these words maintain the right to bring a subsequent suit on the same claim.
Witness - A person who gives evidence in court under oath or who signs a document to testify/certify that the person who signed the document was who he claimed to be. Also, one who personally sees or perceives a thing; one who testifies as to what he has seen, heard, or otherwise observed.
Word Salad - A mixture of words and phrases that lack comprehensive meaning or logical coherence; commonly seen in schizophrenic states. A severe form of thought disorder.
Work Experience Program - A work activity under Ohio Works First in which a participant obtains work experience from a private or government employer.
Worker’s Compensation - Paid to workers who claim they were injured on their job.
Working Memory - A memory resource that is used to accomplish tasks such as reasoning and language comprehension; consists of the phonological loop, visuospatial sketchpad, and central executive.
Writ - A written court order directing a person to take, or refrain from taking, a certain act.
Writ of Certiorari - An order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case which it will hear on appeal.
Writ of Execution - An order of the court evidencing debt of one party to another and commanding the court officer to take property in satisfaction of the debt.
Writ of Garnishment - An order of the court whereby property, money, or credits int he possession of another person may be seized and applied to pay a debtor's debt. It is used as an incident to or auxiliary of a judgment rendered in a principal action.