prosecutrix


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prosecutrix

(ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːtrɪks)
n, pl prosecutrices (ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːtrɪsiːz)
(Law) a female prosecutor or plaintiff
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Where the woman charged to have been raped, as in this case is a white woman there is a very strong presumption under the law that she would not and did not yield voluntarily to intercourse with the defendant, a Negro; and this is true, whatever the station in life the prosecutrix may occupy, whether she be the most despised, ignorant and abandoned woman of the community, or the spotless virgin and daughter of a prominent home of luxury and learning.
Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, representing the victim, sought speedy trial of the case and said that the Court should issue a direction to examine the prosecutrix before September 23, which is the next date of hearing of the case before trial court.
1888) ("The consent given by the prosecutrix may have been implied as well as express, and the defendant would be justified in assuming the existence of such consent if the conduct of the prosecutrix towards him at the time of the occurrence was of such a nature as to create in his mind the honest and reasonable belief that she had consented by yielding her will freely to the commission of the act.
For example, the rule requiring corroboration was justified by the belief that false rape allegations were prevalent: "Surely the simplest, and perhaps the most important, reason not to permit conviction for rape on the uncorroborated word of the prosecutrix is that that word is very often false.
1994) 5 SCC 728, Supreme Court held that the fact of admission of two fingers and the hymen rupture does not give a clear indication that prosecutrix is habitual to sexual intercourse.
64) The court instructed the jury: "[I]n determining the degree of credit to be given to the evidence of the prosecutrix in regard to the alleged rape, it is competent to consider the conduct of the prosecuting witness at and about the time thereof.
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.
A]uthorities in England and in this country are uniform in holding that it is competent for the respondent, without any cross-examination of the witness, to introduce witnesses showing that the prosecutrix is a woman of ill fame, of general light-ness of character, a street-walker, and that she associates with persons of lewd and dissolute character.