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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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A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students ...

Archibald Brown - Law - 1874 - 391 pages
...that is, an infant under the age of twenty-one years. See title INFANCY. MISDEMEANOR. A misdemeanor is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition, howover, comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors, which, properly speaking,...
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The Penal Code of the State of California

California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch - Criminal law - 1874 - 628 pages
..."offense," is far from uniform even among legal writers. "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 -.peaking, are synonymous terms; though in common usage, the word...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly ...

Henry John Stephen, James Stephen - Law - 1874
...c. 116. (d) The definition of Blackstone (vol. iv. p. 5), is as follows : " A " crime or misdemeanor is an act " committed or omitted, in violation " of a public law cither forbidding " or commanding it" But this scarcely points out the difference between a crime and...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 2

Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1875
...imperfect than the civil. I proceed now to consider (in the first place) the general nature of crime. I. + +!+"+#+$+ This general definition, which will in future chapters be rendered more precise, comprehends both I....
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1876
...proceed now to consider (in the lirst place) the general nature of crimes. I. A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, cither forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors;...
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The Student's Blackstone: Being the Commentaries on the Laws of England of ...

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1877 - 608 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 synonymous...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ...

Samuel Townsend Douglass - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...the mode provided for their suppression by the general law of the state, and the Ľays Blackstone, " is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it:" 4B1. Com., 5. It will be perceived that this definition is applicable both to crimes and misdemeanors,...
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The Student's Guide to Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England

Edward Henslowe Bedford - Law - 1879 - 250 pages
...(4) the means of prevention ; (5) the method of punishment. What is a crime ? A crime or misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. How are crimes distinguished from civil injuries ? In that they are a breach and violation of the public...
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A Treatise on Criminal Law: By Francis Wharton ...

Francis Wharton - Criminal law - 1880
...manding it. 1 This definition, however, though adequate bv Iaw 1 " A crime or misdemeanor (delict) is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." Stephen's Com. iv. 89, note, adopted in Nasmith's Institutes, 63. A crime is " an act of disobedience...
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Philosophy of Criminal Law

Francis Wharton - Criminal law - 1880 - 326 pages
...forbidding or commanding it.1 This definition, however, though adequate 1 " A crime or misdemeanor (delict) is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." Stephen's Com. iv. 89, note, adopted in Nasmith's Institutes, 63. A crime is " an act of disobedience...
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