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" ... an infringement or privation of the civil rights which belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals; public wrongs, or crimes and misdemeanors, are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties due to the whole community, considered... "
Jura Anglorum: The Rights of Englishmen - Page 486
by Francis Plowden - 1792 - 620 pages
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Legal Definitions: A Collection of Words and Phrases as Applied ..., Volume 2

Law - 1920
...in one place to worship." In re Walker, 200 111. 573. PUBLIC WRONGS. Public wrongs or misdemeanors are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community, considered as a community in its social, aggregate capacity. Com. v. Dunham et al., Thatcher's Cr....
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Legal Materials on Impeachment

Judges - 1970 - 326 pages
...misdemeanors, and civil injuries, the same author observes that public wrongs or crimes and misdemeanors are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties due to the whole community, considered as a community in its social aggregate capacity." (4 Coinm., 5. ) Thus it appears crimes...
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Background and History of Impeachment: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Impeachments - 1998 - 388 pages
...discussion of impeachable offences in The Federalist: [Plublic wrongs, or crimes and misdemeanors, are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community, considered as a community, in its social aggregate capacity . . . crimes . . . besides the injury done...
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Transitional Justice

Ruti G. Teitel - Political Science - 2000 - 304 pages
...belong to individuals, considered merely as individual, public wrongs, or crimes and misdemeanors, are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community."33 Though this distinction is the point of departure at common law; nevertheless, in the...
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A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students ...

Archibald Brown - Law - 2005 - 579 pages
...The distinction between a crime and a ┐orÝ, от civil injury, is, that the former is a breach ana violation of the public rights and duties due to the whole community, considered as such, in its social aggregate capacity, and is said to be committed against the king's...
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Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies

Matthew Lippman - Education - 2006 - 650 pages
...infringement ... of the civil rights which belong to individuals . . . public wrongs, or crimes . . . are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community ... in its social aggregate capacity." Blackstone illustrates this difference by pointing out that...
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The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the United ...

Susan N. Herman - Law - 2006 - 255 pages
...just an individual victim, criminal prosecution became a community affair. Crimes, Blackstone said, are a "breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community, considered as a community, in its social aggregate capacity."144 Jurors represent the community when...
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Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Jeannine Marie DeLombard - History - 2009 - 344 pages
...dictionary, addressing "the distinction between a crime and a civil injury," explained that "the former is a breach and violation of the public rights and duties due to the whole community, considered as such, in its social aggregate capacity; whereas the latter is merely an infringement...
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The Province of the Law of Tort

Sir Percy Henry Winfield - Damages - 1931 - 254 pages
...belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals: public wrongs, or crimes and misdemeanours, are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties, due to the whole community, considered as a community in its social aggregate capacity. And it is clear from a later sentence that...
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