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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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A Practical Treatise Upon the Criminal Law and Practice of the ..., Volume 1

John H. Colby - Criminal law - 1868
...INDICTMENT. IV. OF CRIMINAL EVIDENCE. OF INDICTABLE OFFENCES. BLACKSTONE says that a crime or misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprises both crimes and misdemeanors, -which, properly speaking, are mere...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events: Embracing ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1869
...principles of the English common law of crimes, Blackstone's definition, ' that a crime or misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it,' becomes important. I stand upon this definition of the great writer upon English law аз the connecting...
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Impeachment Trial of David Butler, Governor of Nebraska, at Lincoln

David Butler (defendant.) - 1871 - 410 pages
...trial, page 126: "Chief Justice Shaw quotes from Blackstoue, us follows : 'A crime, or mi.-demeanor, 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...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the ...

English language - 1871 - 610 pages
...speaks of the " crime of our first father's fall." So Blackstone says "A crime or misdemeanour is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it." And, again, that the discussion and admeasurement of the nature of crimes and punishments, " forms...
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The Penal Code of California

California - Criminal law - 1872 - 628 pages
..."offense," is far from uniform even among legal writers. "A crime, or misdemeanor," SHVS Blnckstoni', " 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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Philadelphia Reports, Volume 9

Henry Edward Wallace - Law reports, digests, etc - 1875
...offences of a more atrocious dye, and the latter, smaller faults and offences. A crime or misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law. Black. Com., vol. 4, p. 5 ; Webster's Dictionary. Forgery, perjury, and many offences of lower grade,...
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Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the ...

Sir William Blackstone, David Mitchell Aird - Law - 1873 - 368 pages
...the nature of " Crime " in general, and state the distinction between "Public" and "Private" Wrongs. A Crime is an act committed or omitted in violation...a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. In English law offences are technically divided into/eZowie* and misdemeanors. Felony (felonia, of...
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The Forensic Speeches of David Paul Brown: Selected from Important Trials ...

David Paul Brown - Forensic orations - 1873 - 395 pages
...conspiracies, assaults," c. See 4 Comm. chap. 1, p. 5. " A crime or misdemeanor " says Blaclestone, " 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 Institutes of English Public Law: Embracing an Outline of General ...

David Nasmith - Conflict of laws - 1873 - 455 pages
...the law implies. But the fiction is the same. (Austin, p. 945.) ' A Crime or misdeameanor (delict) is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it/1 (ie, in violation of a prohibitory law, such violation entailing punishment). An act or omission...
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Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the ...

David Mitchell Aird, Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1873 - 352 pages
...the nature of "Crime" in general, and state the distinction between "Public" and "Private " Wrongs. A Crime is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either for bidding or commanding it. In English law offences are technically divided \niofelimice and misdemeanors....
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