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Encyclopædia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and ... - Page 175
edited by - 1797
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An Analysis of the Laws of England

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1771 - 230 pages
...refpeftive Punimments, 5. The Means of PREVENTION. 6. The Method of PUNISHMENT. 2. A CRIME, or MISDEMESNOR, is an Aft committed, or omitted, in Violation of a public Law, either forbidding or commanding it. 3Crimes are diftinguifhed from civil Injuries, in that they are a Breach and Violation of the PUBLIC...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...proceed now to confider (in the firft place) the general nature of crimes, I. A CRIME, or mifdemefnor, is an aft committed, or omitted, in violation of a...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes .and mifdememors ; which, properly fpeaking, arc mere fynonymous terms : though,...
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The Britannic magazine; or entertaining repository of heroic adventures. Vol ...

...conlider (in the firft place) the general nature of crimes. I. A crime, or mifdemeanour, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law,...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and mifdemeanours; which, properly fpeaking, are mere fynonymous terms : though,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone, Edward Christian - Law - 1800
...to confider (in the firft place) the general nature of crimes. I. A CRIME, or mifdemefnor, is an a& committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law,...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and mifdemefnors ; which, properly fpeaking, are mere fynonymous terms : though,...
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The Trial of Alexander Addison, Esq: President of the Courts of Common Pleas ...

Alexander Addison - Impeachments - 1803 - 191 pages
...with according to the fame capacity to which he fo bafely degrades himfelf, A crime or mifdemeanor is an aft committed or omitted in violation of a public...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and mifdemeanors, which properly fpeaking are mere fynoniitious terms ; though,...
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Reports of civil and criminal cases decided by the ..., Volume 6; Volume 154

Kentucky. Court of Appeals, James Hughes, Achilles Sneed, Martin D. Hardin, George Minos Bibb, Alexander Keith Marshall, William Littell, Kentucky (District). Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1913
...violation of law constitute an element or ingredient of the offense? "A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." 4 Blk. Comm., 5. Substantially this form of definition of a public offense has been adopted by all...
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Trial of Samuel Chase: an associate justice of the Supreme Court ..., Volume 2

Samuel Harrison Smith, Thomas Lloyd, United States. Congress Senate - Impeachments - 1805
...misdemeanor or a crime, fornuheir just and proper acceptation they are synonimous terms, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. By this test, let the conduct of the respondent be tried, and, by it, let him stand justified or condemned....
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Report of the trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the associate justices ...

Samuel Chase, Charles Evans, United States. Congress Senate - Political Science - 1805 - 384 pages
...rnif<kmeanor, or a crime, for in their juft proper acceptation they are fynonimous tferms, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. By this ten, let the conduct of the refpondent , be tried, and by it, let him Hand juftifitd or condemned....
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The new Virginia justice: comprising the office and authority of a justice ...

William Waller Hening - Law - 1810 - 688 pages
...decided, as to the proceedings in erecting mills. • - . MISDEMEANOR. A CRIME or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law,...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors, which properly speaking, are synonymous terms ; though in...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...false gods (Hooker'). t. A rile A crime, or гтч1<тлеппоиг, says jnojte Blackstone, is an art committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law,...forbidding or commanding it. This general definition MISCREA'TED. а. (ив and create.) Formed unnaturally or illir'tima'.ely; made as by a blunder of...
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