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INDECENCY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

An act against good behavior and a just delicacy. Timmons v. U. S., 85 Fed. 205, 30 C. C. A. 74; McJunkins v. State, 10 Ind. 144; Ardery v. State, 50 Ind. 328. This is scarcely a technical term of the law, and is not susceptible of exact definition or description in Its juridical uses. The question whether or not a given act publication, etc., is indecent is for the court and jury in the particular case.


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