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CORPUS DELICTI Definition & Legal Meaning

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The body of a crime. The body (material substance) upon which a crime has been committed, e. g., the corpse of a murdered man, the charred remains of a house burned down. In a derivative sense, the substance or foundation of a crime; the substantial fact that a crime has been committed. People v. Dick, 37 Cal. 2S1; White v. State, 49 Ala. 347; Goldman v. Com., 100 Va, 805, 42 S. E. 923; State v. Hand. 1 Marv. (Del.) 545, 41 Atl. 192; State v. Dickson, 78 Mo. 441


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