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DISGUISE Definition & Legal Meaning

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A counterfeit habit; a dress intended to conceal the person who wears it. Webster.Anything worn upon the person with the intention of so altering the wearer’sappearance that he shall not be recognized by those familiar with him, or that he shallbe taken for another person.A person lying in ambush, or concealed behind bushes, is not in “disguise,” withinthe meaning of a statute declaring the county liable in damages to the next of kin ofany one murdered by persons in disguise. Dale County v. Gunter, 40 Ala. 118, 142.


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