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In Spanish law. The condition of a prisoner who is not permittedto see or to speak with auy person visiting him during his confinement. A personaccused cannot be subjected to this treatment unless it be expressly ordered by thejudge, for some grave offense, and it cannot be continued for a longer period than isabsolutely necessary. This precaution is resorted to for the purpose of preventing theaccused from knowing beforehand the testimony of the witnesses, or from attemptingto Corrupt them and concert such measures as will efface the traces of his guilt. Assoon, therefore, as the danger of his doing so has ceased, the interdiction ceaseslikewise. Escriche.Inclusio unius est exclnsio alterius. The inclusion of one is the exclusion of an


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