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A Law Dictionary: Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of ... - Page 299
by Henry Campbell Black - 1910 - 1314 pages
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common ..., Volume 5

John Bayly Moore - Law reports, digests, etc - 1822
...where the very doctrine I am now stating is to be found. His words are (a), "A crime or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors, which, properly speaking, are mere...
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The British Constitution; Or, An Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William Blackstone, Vincent Wanostrocht - Law - 1823 - 845 pages
...therefore in all cases the proper prosecutor for every public offence. I. A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors ; which, properly speaking, are mere...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 14

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...definition from Blackstonc's Commentaries, vol. iv. 5. " A crime, or misdemeanour, is an act committal or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanours ; which, properly speaking, are mere...
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A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional ..., Volume 6

Nathan Dane - Law - 1824
...CXCVII. CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS. ART. 1. General principles. 4 Bl Com 6, $ 1 " A crime or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." Crimes and misdemeanors are, in fact, synonymous ; but crimes generally signify higher, and misdemeanors...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another]

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1825
...proceed now to consider (in the first place) the general nature of crimes. I. A CRIME, or misdemesnor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemesnors ; which, properly speaking, are mere...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - Law - 1825
...proceed now to consider (in the first place) the general nature of crimes. I. A CRIME, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemesnors ; which, properly speaking, are mere...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825
...consideration of those of a public nature, called CRIMES and MISDEMEANORS. A crime or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it. This definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors ; which are mere synonimous terms ; though...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 4

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...significations ; a misdemeanor or a crime, for in their just and proper acceptation they are synonymous 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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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 4

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...significations ; a misdemeanor or a crime, for in their just and proper acceptation they are synonymous terms, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law. either forbidding or convnanding it. By this test, let the conduct of the respondent be tried, and, by it, let hinvstand...
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A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and ..., Volume 2

Alexander Jamieson - Industrial arts - 1829
...the following definition from Blackstone's Commentaries, vol. iv. p. 6. "A crime, or misdemeanour, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanours ; which, properly speaking, are mere...
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