Yellow-dog contract

An employment contract in which the employer forbids the employee to join a labor union. Yellow-dog contracts are not legally enforceable.


1) v. To give way. 2) v. To earn; to pay. 3) n. when used in relation to a redeemable security, means the effective rate of interest that will be returned on the purchase price if the payments of interest specified in the security are made up to and including the redemption date and the security is then redeemed at the specified value.

Yielding and paying

In a lease, the first words used in a reddendum clause

Your honor

n. the proper way to address a judge in court.

Youth court

A court established by or under an Act of the legislature of a province, or designated by the Governor in Council or the Lieutenant Governor in Council of a province (Canada), as a youth court for the purposes of this Act.

Youth worker

1) Any person designated, whether by title of youth worker or probation officer or by any other title, by or under an Act of the legislature of a province or by the lieutenant governor in council ofr a province or his or her delegate to perform in that province, either generally or in a specific case, any of the duties or functions of a youth worker under this Act. 2) The duties and functions of a youth worker in respect of a young person whose case has been assigned to him by the provincial director include supervising the young person in complying with the conditions of a probation order or in carrying out any other disposition made together with it, supervisiong the young person in complying with the conditions under conditional supervision, giving assistance to a young person found guilty up until the young person is discharged or the disposition of his case terminates, and other duties as required. 3) A probation officer.

Youthful offenders

n. under-age people accused of crimes who are processed through a juvenile court and juvenile detention or prison facilities. In most states a youthful offender is under the age of 18. In Canada is a person fourteen years of age or more but under the age of eighteen years. Often a court has the latitude to try some young defendants as adults, particularly for repeat offenders who appear to be beyond rehabilitation and are involved in major crimes like murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape or aggravated assault. A youthful offender has certain advantages: he/she will be kept in a juvenile prison instead of a penitentiary, is more likely than an adult to get probation, can only receive a maximum prison sentence not to exceed a 25th birthday or some other limitation and cannot get the death penalty. Young persons who, in many states, are treated differently than adult criminals and are tried in special youth courts.