prosecutrix


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prosecutrix

(ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːtrɪks)
n, pl prosecutrices (ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːtrɪsiːz)
(Law) a female prosecutor or plaintiff
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The court said: " Let prosecutrix be summoned through IO for next date.
This passage is based on the old English common law maxim where the general bad character as to the sexual morality of the prosecutrix is relevant, not only to her credibility as a witness, but also to the issue (Aguda, 1998; Ashiru, 2010).
Prosecutrix also testified that defendant told her that when he wrote X and O he meant hugs and kisses.
1888) ("The consent of the prosecutrix, having been procured by fraud, was as if no consent had been given.
1943) C[T]he defendant is entitled to a proper cautionary instruction advising the jury that the failure of the prosecutrix to make a complaint seasonably after the assault is a circumstance for their consideration along with the other facts in evidence.
such as that the prosecutrix was a white woman and defendant was a Negro
Horton, presiding at the second trial, admitted: "The testimony of the prosecutrix, Victoria Price, in this case is not only uncorroborated, but also bears on its face evidence of improbability.
Prisoner was drunk and struck prosecutrix on the head, causing a slight scalp wound.
A manual printed for justices of the peace in 1841 repeated essentially the same advice found in an 1803 manual: "If the prosecutrix be of good fame; if she presently discover the offense, and make search for the offender; if the party accused flee; these and the like circumstances give greater proba bility to her evidence.
This case is also noteworthy insofar as it is a rare example of a breach of service case brought by a prosecutrix.
1928): "The tenth reason urged for a reversal is that the court below violated the constitutional rights of the prosecutrix in subjecting her to an examination by a physician without her consent.
Travers, Annotation, Admissibility, in Rape Case, of Evidence That Accused Raped or Attempted to Rape Person Other Than Prosecutrix, 2 A.