corpus delicti


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corpus de·lic·ti

 (dĭ-lĭk′tī′)
n.
1. Law The corroborating evidence that shows that a crime has been committed, other than a confession or an alleged accomplice's statement.
2. A corpse.

[New Latin corpus dēlictī : Latin corpus, body, collection of facts + Latin dēlictī, genitive of dēlictum, crime.]

corpus delicti

(dɪˈlɪktaɪ)
n
(Law) law the body of facts that constitute an offence
[New Latin, literally: the body of the crime]

cor•pus de•lic•ti

(ˈkɔr pəs dɪˈlɪk taɪ)

n., pl. cor•po•ra delicti (ˈkɔr pər ə)
1. the basic element of a crime, as, in murder, the fact that a death has occurred.
2. the evidence, as a body, that proves a crime has been committed.
[1825–35; < New Latin: literally, body of the offense]

corpus delicti

The body of a crime, or the essential facts that show that a crime has been committed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corpus delicti - the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)
evidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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corpus delicti

n (Jur) → Corpus Delicti nt; (= corpse)Leiche f
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Hilbay pointed out that the DOJ prosecutors also faulted the CIDG for its failure to present the narcotics that the drug kingpins allegedly traded as the corpus delicti (evidence proving the crime) to be used against them.
The DOJ was able to use basic requirements of corpus delicti and the need for credible witnesses in their case, matters that were conveniently dropped by the DOJ in Senator De Lima's case.
Back then, I, thru my lawyers confronted my persecutors with the fact that there was no allegation, much less proof, of the corpus delicti of the offense of illegal drug trading that I was being charged with.
SI BIEN LA TOTALIDAD DE LA OBRA DEL MILITAR PROFUGO EL ACUSADO CONTIENE MULTIPLES ABUSOS (ANEXOS SEIS AL MIL TRESCIENTOS DIECIOCHO) A LOS HUMANOS DERECHOS DE MIS REPRESENTADOS, PRESENTO UN SOLO EJEMPLO EN CALIDAD DE CORPUS DELICTI, UNA SOLA EVIDENCIA ENTRE MILES DE LA COMISION DE LOS SENALADOS AGRAVIOS COMETIDOS POR EL ACUSADO.
In the absence of the corpus delicti (body of the crime), no charges can be filed against PO2 Lalan for whatever crimes he may have allegedly committed at Barangay Tukanalipao," De Lima added.
Seligman (the State) is asked to judge while we as audience play jury, examining the corpus delicti in elaborate reenactments of jouissance.
Jeffrey Barnard made a mysterious comment that the corpus delicti belonged to him for the time being "because an allegation was made which falls within" Texas criminal procedure, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Drawing on both Appadurai's (1986) and Gell's (1998) work, I attempt to write a biography of these prasasti consisting of five main stages: 1) the prasasti as objects of historical knowledge about their origin; 2) from legal documents to divinities; 3) the theft of the pratima and a search by spiritual means; 4) the police hunt and the recovery of the stolen goods; and 5) ambiguity between pratima and corpus delicti.
si altii, si alte lucruri in personam in personam/cu privire la persoana in rem in rem/cu privire la lucru/fapt in propria persona expresia se refera la infractiuni cu autor unic actus reus actus reus/elementul esential al unei infractiuni ce trebuie dovedit corpus delicti corp delict mens rea intentie criminala
The corpus delicti is a plain flacon from among the possessions of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who lived around 1450 B.
independent evidence still "touch on" the corpus delicti.
On to the third proof, the corpus delicti itself: three sentences from "'Socially Harmful Elements'" that I used, not in Cannibal Island but in the disputed article "The Mechanism of a Mass Crime.