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conjoined twins

conjoined twins  

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Identical twins that are physically joined together at birth, known colloquially as Siamese twins. The condition ranges from twins joined only by the umbilical blood vessels (allantoido-angiopagous ...
crime and violence

crime and violence  

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Crime and violence are broad concepts which reflect the cultural, economic, moral, and political forces at work in society. Although images in the press and popular culture suggest that crime ...
defamation

defamation  

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(law) A public statement about individuals, products, groups, or organizations which is untrue and may cause them harm. Termed libel if in written form and slander if spoken.
excuse

excuse  

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N.A category of defences in criminal law reflecting a determination that the defendant is not criminally blameworthy for having engaged in what was, none the less, criminally wrongful conduct. ...
general defences

general defences  

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Common-law defences to any common-law or statutory crimes. A defendant should be acquitted when the magistrates or jury have a reasonable doubt as to whether he was entitled to a general defence. By ...
inducing breach of contract

inducing breach of contract  

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The tort of intentionally persuading or inducing someone to break a contract made by him with a third party. Specific intention to cause breach is required; negligent interference with the claimant's ...
necessity

necessity  

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In criminal law, a defence to any offence except murder. The defence can be raised only in cases of extraordinary duress (great or very sudden threat or danger). Cfnecessaries (what one needs for ...

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