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n.1.An examiner; an approver.
2.(O. Eng. Law) One who, when indicted for crime, confessed it, and accused others, his accomplices, in order to obtain pardon; a state's evidence.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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De asemenea, este necesara existenta unei corelatii intre caracterul tulburarilor psihice si aspectele infractiunii (mobilul crimei), deoarece acestea au rolul de a sustine diagnosticul ca element probator in justitie.
Latin is the voice of authority, as intimidating and baffling as can be within the (relatively broad) spectrum of languages and idioms that would have been available; it is used in this group of documents when some intercourse occurs or might occur across the class divide, between the criminals and the authorities, thieves and justices, or, later, probator and coroner.