contracts, practice. That which has no force or effect. 2. Contracts, bequests or legal proceedings may be void; these will be severally considered. 3. 1. The invalidity of a contract may arise from many causes. 1. When the parties have no capacity to contract; as in the case of idiots, lunatics, and in some states, [...]
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contracts. One made freely, without constraint, by the owner of the thing.
A statute that is so unclear or vague that the average person could not reasonably understand or appreciate its meaning and application makes the statute void on its face. A criminal statute that is vague is unconstitutional since one cannot adhere to the requirements of a law that one could not reasonably understand.
That which is either active or wilful, in contradistinction to that which arises from mere negligence, which is called permissive waste.
That which has some force or effect, but which, in consequence of some inherent quality, may be legally annulled or avoided. 2. As a familiar example, may be mentioned the case of a contract, made by an infant with an adult, which maybe avoided or confirmed by the former on his coining of age. Vide [...]
(A) contracts. Persons who receive a voluntary conveyance. 2. It is a general rule of the courts of equity that they will not assist a mere volunteer who has a defective conveyance. (B) army. Persons who in time of war offer their services to their country and march in its defence. 2. Their rights and [...]
Latin term meaning “to a willing person no injury is done” and stands for the legal doctrine that a person who willingly and knowingly places themselves in a position of danger cannot later sue for damages and injuries that may result.
Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote. 2. Votes are either given, by ballot, or viva voce; they may be deli-vered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. 3. A majority of the [...]
Willingly; done with one’s consent; negligently. 2. To render an act criminal or tortious it must be voluntary. If a man, therefore, kill another without a will on his part, while engaged in the performance of a lawful act, and having taken proper care to prevent it, he is not guilty of any crime. And [...]
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