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attainder

attainder  

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The extinction of civil rights and powers when judgement of death or outlawry was recorded against a person convicted of treason or felony. It was the severest English common law penalty, for an ...
escheat

escheat  

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Escheated property reverted to a lord when a tenant was guilty of a felony or when he died without adult heirs. The term will often be found in manorial records.
hue and cry

hue and cry  

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The practice in medieval England whereby a person could call out loudly for help in pursuing a suspected criminal. All who heard the call were obliged by law to join in the chase; failure to do so ...
larceny

larceny  

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N.Formerly (before 1969), theft. Larceny was more limited than theft and required an asportation (carrying away of the property).
misdemeanour

misdemeanour  

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N.Formerly (i.e. before 1967), any of the less serious offences, as opposed to felony.
misprision

misprision  

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N.Failure to report an offence. The former crime of misprision of felony has now been replaced by the crime of compounding an offence. However, the common-law offence of misprision of treason still ...

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