Sentence Examples


  • The offence is one of purely ecclesiastical cognizance, and not punishable by the criminal law.
  • A female slave was still held incapable of the offence of adultery; but Justinian visited with death alike the rape of a slave or freedwoman and that of a free maiden.
  • His main offence was that he attacked the monks and clergy, and that he advocated the reading of the Scriptures by the people in the vulgar tongue.
  • On the one hand, there was no law except that of force by which an offence could be attributed to the sovereign, the anointed king, the source of justice.
  • In 1841 Edward Moxon was found guilty of the publication of a blasphemous libel (Shelley's Queen Mab), the prosecution having been instituted by Henry Hetherington, who had previously been condemned to four months' imprisonment for a similar offence, and wished to test the law under which he was punished.
 

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