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In criminal pleading. A plea by the prisoner in bar of execution, allegingthat he is not the same who was attainted, upon which a jury is immediately impaneledto try the collateral issue thus raised, viz., the identity of the person, and not whetherhe is guilty or innocent, for that has been already decided. 4 Bl. Comm. 396.


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