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" A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. "
A Law Dictionary: Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of ... - Page 299
by Henry Campbell Black - 1910 - 1314 pages
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Commentaries on the criminal law, Volume 1

Joel Prentiss Bishop - Criminal law - 1858
...called a criminal proceeding, in its own name. Blackstone defines " a crime or misdemeanor " to be, " an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." 2 But his definition fails in precision ; neither is ours as apt as sometimes we are able to give....
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A Treatise on the Right of Personal Liberty: And on the Writ of Habeas ...

Rollin Carlos Hurd - Extradition - 1858 - 677 pages
...spirit of the Constitution. 1. As to the letter of the article. "Charged with treason, felony or other crime." A " crime" is " an act committed or omitted in violation of public law, either forbidding or commanding it." 4 Bl. Com., 5. " The violation of a right, when considered...
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A law dictionary and glossary: containing full definitions of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Mansfield Burrill - Law - 1859
...Concord, Countor, Fine. CRIM. CON. An abbreviation of Criminal conversation, (qv) CRIME. [Lat. crimen.] An act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. 4 Bl. Com. 5. A breach or violation of some public right or duty due to a whole community, considered...
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The Student's Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1865 - 612 pages
...public rights of the community, and is therefore the proper prosecutor for every public offence. I. A crime is an act committed, or omitted, in violation...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 penal code of the state of New York

New York (State) - Criminal law - 1865 - 406 pages
...Code Cr. Pro., 2, note), the following may be mentioned : "A crime, or misdemeanor," says Blackstone, "is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." " Crimes and misdemeanors, properly speaking, are synonymous terms; though in common usage, the word...
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The Calcutta Review Volume XLIII

R.C. Lepage - 1866
...fraudulent or malicious intention." Mr. Justice Blackstone defines a crime thus," A crime or misdemeanour is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it." The definition of a " crime " given by the Revised Statutes of New York is " any offence for which...
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Commentaries on the laws of England: In four books, Volume 2

Sir William Blackstone, George Sharwood, Barron Field - Great Britain - 1866
...proceed now to consider (in the first place) the general nature of crimes. I. 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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The Calcutta Review, Volume 43

India - 1866
...fraudulent or malicious intention." Mr. Justice Blackstone defines a crime thus," A crime or misdemeanour is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it." The definition of a " crime " given by the Revised Statutes of New York is " any offence for which...
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'Our constitution', an epitome of our chief laws and system of government

Alexander Charles Ewald - 1867
...nature ; the latter being denominated misdemeanors, the former felonies, &c. " 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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Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States, Before ..., Volume 3

Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Perley Poore - Impeachments - 1868
...and thereby committed a misdemeanor. Blackstdne defines a misdemeanor thus : A crinie or misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it. Misdemeanor in office, and misbehavior in office, or official misconduct, mean the same thing. Mr....
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