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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, Thomas Bell Monroe, John James Marshall, James Greene Dana, Benjamin Monroe, James P. Metcalfe, Alvin Duvall, William Pope Duvall Bush, John Rodman, Charles Cyrus Turner, Edward Warren Hines, Thomas Lewis Edelen, Thomas Robert McBeath, Robert G. Higdon, T. M. Jones, Amos Hall Eblen - 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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