A History of the Criminal Law of England, Volume 3

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Macmillan and Company, 1883 - Criminal law
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Page 354 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 254 - ... any voter, or to or for any other person, " in order to induce any voter to vote or refrain from
Page 89 - Quiconque , par maladresse, imprudence, inattention, négligence ou inobservation des règlements, aura commis involontairement un homicide, ou en aura involontairement été la cause, sera puni d'un emprisonnement de trois mois à deux ans, et d'une amende de cinquante francs à sis cents francs.
Page 88 - Est qualifié empoisonnement tout attentat à la vie d'une personne, par l'effet de substances qui peuvent donner la mort plus ou moins promptement, de quelque manière que ces substances aient été employées ou administrées et quelles qu'en aient été les suites.
Page 226 - Every person who, with a view to compel any other person to abstain from doing or to do any act which such other person has a legal right to do or abstain from doing, wrongfully and without legal authority,— 1.
Page 210 - In many cases an agreement to do a certain thing has been considered as the subject of an indictment for a conspiracy, though the same act, if done separately by each individual without any agreement among themselves, would not have been illegal as, in the case of journeymen conspiring to raise their wages; each may insist on raising his wages, if lie can, but if several meet for the same purpose, it is illegal, and the parties may be indicted for a conspiracy.
Page 174 - Quiconque aura détourné ou dissipé, au préjudice des propriétaires, possesseurs ou détenteurs, des effets, deniers, marchandises, billets, quittances ou tous autres écrits contenant ou opérant obligation ou décharge, qui ne lui auraient été remis qu'à titre de louage, de dépôt, de mandat, ou pour un travail salarié ou non salarié, à la charge de les rendre ou représenter, ou d'en faire un usage ou un emploi déterminé, sera puni des peines portées en l'article 406.
Page 22 - ... knowledge that the act which causes death will probably cause the death of, or grievous bodily harm to, some person, whether .such person is the person actually killed or not, although such knowledge is accompanied by indifference whether death or grievous bodily harm is caused or not, or by a wish that it may not be caused...
Page 88 - Le meurtre emportera également la peine mort, lorsqu'il aura eu pour objet soit de préparer, faciliter ou exécuter un délit, soit de favoriser la fuite ou d'assurer l'impunité des auteurs ou complices de ce délit.
Page 117 - That whosoever unlawfully and maliciously shall shoot at any person, or shall, by drawing a trigger, or in any other manner attempt to discharge any kind of loaded arms at any person...

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