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DOVE Definition & Legal Meaning

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Doves are animals ferce natures, and not the subject of larceny unless theyare in the owner’s custody; as, for example, in a dove-house, or when in the nestbefore they can fly. Com. v. Chace, 9 Pick. (Mass.) 15, 19 Am. Dec. 348; Ruckman v.Outwater, 28 N. J. Law, 581.


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