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" Third, the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years and days as by the strength of the delinquent's understanding and judgment. For one lad of eleven years old may have as much cunning as another of fourteen; and in... "
A Compendium and Digest of the Laws of Massachusetts - Page 726
by Massachusetts, William Charles White - 1810
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...guilt, js not fo much meafured by years and days, as by the ftrength of the delinquent's underftanding and judgment. For one ,lad of eleven years old may have as much cunning as another' of fourteen ; and in thefe cafes our maxim is, that " malitia fupplet aetatem." Under feven years of...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1798
...stands, and has stjOpd at least ever since the time of Edward the Third, the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years and days, as by the strengin of the delinquent's understanding and judgment.' For one lad of eleven years old may have...
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The British Constitution; Or, An Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William Blackstone, Vincent Wanostrocht - Constitutional law - 1823 - 845 pages
...distinguishing with greater nicety the several degrees of age and discretion. But the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years...understanding and judgment. For one lad of eleven years old rnay have as much cunning as another of fourteen ; and in these cases our maxim is, that " malitia...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 11

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...it now stands, and has stood at least ever since the time of Edward HI. the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years...delinquent's understanding and judgment. For one lad of 1 1 year« old may have as much cunning as another of 14; and in these cases our maxim is, that mahtia...
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A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors, Volume 1

Sir William Oldnall Russell - Criminal law - 1824
...nicety the several de- ^pHa"'"" grées of age and discretion : though the capacity of doing ill, crimes. or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years and days, as by tjie strength of the delinquent's understanding and judgment (i). But within the age of seven years...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another]

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1825
...stands, and has stood at least ever since the time of Edward the third, the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years...eleven years old may have as much cunning as another of fourteen : and in these cases our maxim is, that " malitia " supplet aetatem." Under seven years...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - Law - 1825
...stands, and has stood at least ever since the time of Edward the third, the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years...eleven years old may have as much cunning as another of fourteen : and in these cases our maxim is, that " malitia " supplet aelatem." Under seven years...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825
...distinguishing with great nicety the several degrees of age and discretion. But the capacity of doing ill, or contracting guilt, is not so much measured by years and days, as by the strength of understanding and judgment of the criminal. For one lad of eleven years old may have as much cunning...
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A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors, Volume 1

Sir William Oldnall Russell - Criminal law - 1826 - 828 pages
...distinguishing with greater nicety the several degrees of age and discretion : though the capacity of doing ill or contracting guilt is not so much measured by years...strength of the delinquent's understanding and judgment. (/) But within the age of seven years an infant cannot be punished for any capital offence, whatever...
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Summary of the Law Relative to Pleading and Evidence in Criminal Cases: With ...

John Frederick Archbold, Sir John Jervis - Criminal procedure - 1831 - 580 pages
...strong and pregnant evidence of a mischievous discretion; for the capacity to do evil and contract guilt is not so much measured by years and days, as...strength of the delinquent's understanding and judgment. 4 Bl. Com. 23. Thus, it is said that an infant eight years of age may be indicted for murder, and shall...
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