actus reus


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actus reus

(ˈæktəs ˈreɪəs)
n
(Law) law a criminal action regarded as a constituent element of a crime, as compared with the state of mind of the perpetrator. Compare mens rea
[Latin, literally: guilty act]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actus reus - activity that transgresses moral or civil lawactus reus - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
brutalisation, brutalization - the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
malversation - misconduct in public office
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
dereliction - willful negligence
malfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public official
misfeasance - doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner
malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
perversion - the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
injury - wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
infliction - an act causing pain or damage
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
knavery, dishonesty - lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
champerty - an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"
criminal maintenance, maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
References in periodicals archive ?
In such circumstances, the actus reus that forms the basis of the section 10(b) violation--the false public statement--has been disaggregated from the actor who harbors mens rea.
To prove a charge of murder they must prove the actus reus, act of killing, and mens rea, the intention.
that they involve; the emphasis is on actus reus rather than mens rea.
Geared toward the study of English law in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), postgraduate, or conversion course, this work contains 17 chapters discussing criminal law, Actus Reus, Mens Rea, strict liability, participation, inchoate offences, capacity, general defenses, mental capacity defenses, homicide, non-Fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, theft, other offences under the theft acts, Fraud Act 2006, criminal damage, and public order offences.
The lack of scholarship regarding this crime is puzzling given a split between the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on the issue of whether hate speech alone can serve as an actus reus for CAH-persecution.
The Crown had proven the actus reus in this case by showing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr.
The actus reus of a crime would refer to an act done in violation of the NAP, and the mens rea would refer to the state of mind necessary to show that the person had a "guilty mind.
In the first and much longer of the book's two parts, Burgess argues that piracy constitutes the same crime as terrorism, for the earlier crime shares mens rea, actus reus, and locus elements with its descendant.
Much of federal white collar criminal law consists of inchoate offenses or offenses with minimal actus reus requirements.
5) Third, the combination of conspiracy--a doctrine that disposes with the stringent mens rea and actus reus requirements of traditional forms of criminal liability--with military commissions trials--which lack many of the procedural safeguards of Article III courts (6)--presents a dangerously high risk Of convicting individuals who have not played a meaningful role in any crime.
Mae'n dilyn patrwm dramu llwyddiannus eraill gan Valmai Jones yn ddiweddar, sef Dulce Domum ac Actus Reus.
181 alone one finds mens reus, malum prohibitum, custos morum, actus reus, and res judicata, among other foreign phrases.