What is LEWDNESS?

Licentiousness; an offense against the public economy, when of an an open and notorious character; as by frequenting houses of ill fame, which is an in- dictable offense, or by some grossly scandalous and public indecency, for which the punishment at common law is fine and imprisonment. Wharton. See Brooks v. State, 2 l'erg. (Tenn.) 4S3; U. S. v. Males (D. C.) 51 Fed. 42; Comm. v. Wardell, 128 Mass. 54, 35 Am. Rep. 357; State v. Bauguess, 106 Iowa, 107, 76 N. W. 508.

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