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Corporal Punishment

History Corporal Punishment, chastisement inflicted by one person on the body (corpus) of another. By the common law of England, Scotland and Ireland, the infliction of corporal punishment is illegal unless it is done in self-defence or in defence of others, or is done either by some person [...]

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Criminal Law

General Principles Crime and sentence There is a main entry about this section in the Encyclopedia. The definition of a crime There is a main entry about this section in the Encyclopedia. The classification of offences There is a main entry about this section in the Encyclopedia. The [...]

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Ecclesiastical Law

Definition of Ecclesiastical Law In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Ecclesiastical Law : (canon law, ecclesiastical law) Church law, such as the Roman Catholic Code of Canon Law and, in England, the law of the Church of England. Unless subsequently [...]

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Fine

Definition of Fine In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Fine : 1. A sum of money that an offender is ordered to pay on convictio Most *summary offences are punishable by a fine with a fixed maximum, in accordance with a standard scale of five levels. These [...]

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Justification

English Law: Justification in the Past The act by which a party accused shows and maintains a good and legal reason in court, why he did the thing he is called upon to answer. Developments The subject will be considered by examining, 1. What acts are justifiable. 2. The way of making the [...]

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Law

History of Law in Britain Roman law and English law, both widely influential, are characterized -in accordance to Bamber Gascoigne´ Encyclopedia of Britain about “law”- by very different approaches. In broad terms Roman law follows a coherent written code and a set of principles, while [...]

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Tacking

English Law: Tacking in the Past The union of securities given at different times, so as to prevent any intermediate purchasers claiming title to redeem or or discharge one lien, which is prior, without redeeming or discharging other liens also, which are after his own title. Jer. Eq. Jur. B. [...]

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