What is COLOR OF OFFICE?

An act unjustly done by the countenance of an office, being grounded upon corruption, to which the office Is as a shadow and color. Plow. 64. A claim or assumption of right to do an act by virtue of an office, made by a person who is legally destitute of any such right. Feller v. Gates, 40 Or. 543, 67 Pac. 410, 56 L. R. A. 630, 91 Am. St. Rep. 492; State v. Fowler, 88 Md. 001, 42 Atl. 201, 42 L. R. A. 849, 71 Am. St. Rep. 452; Bishop v. Mc- Gillis, 80 Wis. 575, 50 N. W. 779, 27 Am. St. Rep. 03; Decker v. Judson, 16 N. Y. 439; Mason v. Crabtree, 71 Ala. 481; Morton v. Campbell, 37 Barb. (N. Y.) 181; Luther v. Banks, 111 Ga. 374, 36 S. E. 820; People v. Schuyler, 4 N. Y. 187. The phrase implies, we think, some official power vested in the actor,

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