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NOXA Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In the civil law. This term denoted any damage or injury done to persons or property by au unlawful act committed by a man’s slave or animal. An action for damages lay against the master or owner, who, however, might escape further responsibility by delivering up the offending agent to the party injured. “Noxa” was also used as the designation of the offense committed, and of its punishment, and some- times of the slave or animal doing the damage. Noxa sequitur caput. The injury [1. e., liability to make good an Injury caused by a slave] follows the head or person, [f. e., attaches to his master.] Helnecc. Elem. 1. 4, t. 8,


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