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Definition of Actus reus

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criminal act, physical component of a criminal act
Actus reus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
Wrongful act
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actus reus
n : activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing" [syn: wrongdoing, misconduct]

WordNet 2.0

1. activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
(synonym) wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) brutalization, brutalisation
Actus reus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Actus reus , sometimes called the external element or the objective element of a crime, is the Latin term for the "guilty act" which, when proved beyond a reasonable doubt in combination with the mens rea, "guilty mind", produces criminal liability in the common law-based criminal law jurisdictions of Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, England and Wales, Colombia, Ghana, Ireland, Israel and the United States of America. In the United States of America, some crimes also require proof of an attendant circumstance.

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Actus reus Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries Legal Dictionary
Actus reus: the prohibited act. - (read more on Actus reus)
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HMCS Legal Terms
Guilty act
The offence of which the defendant is accused
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