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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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The constable's guide, a short compendium of the criminal law of England

W. Jeffcott - 1830
...briefly as possible a definition of them, according as they present themselves. 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 ; 16 which, properly speaking, are...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present ..., Volume 2

Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger - Law - 1835
...conspiracies, assaults, &c. See 4 Comm. c. 1. p. 5. in n. A crime or misdemeanor, says Blackstone, 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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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone, John Eykyn Hovenden, Archer Ryland - Law - 1836
...The means of prevention. VI. The method of punishment. ....... -Page I 2. A crime, or misdemesnor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. 43. Crimes are distinguished from civil injuries, in that they are a breach and violation of the public...
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Select extracts from Blackstone's Commentaries, with questions, notes and ...

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1837
...which a wilful disobedience may expose us, is a matter of universal concern. 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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Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in ...

Archibald Campbell Swinton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1838
...sufferance. Hume gives no definition of what a crime is. Blackstone (Book IV. chap. 1,) lays it down, that a crime is " an act committed, or *' omitted, in violation...public law either forbidding or " commanding it," and conformable to this is the definition of Culpable Homicide, (1. Alison, p. 1.) Blackstone's definition...
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The Magistrate's Criminal Law: A Practical Treatise on the Jurisdiction ...

Oliver Lorenzo Barbour - Criminal law - 1841 - 810 pages
...TREATISE, &c. BOOK I. Of Crimes in General ; and of CHAPTER I. (Erftnes fn A crime has been defined to be an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it.(a) Our revised statutes have affixed a precise technical meaning to the terms " crime" and " offence,"...
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The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and ..., Volume 22

Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland - Theology - 1842
...justice." (Book iv. chap, !.'.; And in chap. i. of the same book he says, " a crime or misdemesEor, is an act committed or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it." They, therefore, who refuse to repair their parish church are violators of the law, and obnoxious to...
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A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the ..., Volume 1

John Bouvier - Anglo-Norman dialect - 1843
...the stable ; this is not considered as a breach of a general warranty of soundness. Holt's Cas. 630. CRIME. A crime is an act committed or omitted in violation...a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This word in its most general signification comprehends all offences, but in its limited sense it is...
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A Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies: And to Every Department ...

Samuel Warren - Law - 1845 - 944 pages
...individuals, or the public. Mr. Justice Blackstone defines a crime thus : "A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law either forbidding or commanding it :"* butas Mr. Justice Coleridge has observed in a note to his edition of the Commentaries, it is not...
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Reports of Criminal Cases: Tried in the Municipal Court of the City of ...

Horatio Woodman - Criminal law - 1845 - 733 pages
...official misdemeanor, what is not a misdemeanor, either officially or otherwise. In general, a misdemeanor is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. (4 Bl. Com. 5.) 1. The matter charged in this indictment is not forbidden or enjoined by the bank act....
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