What is PREVENTIVE SERVICE?

The name given in England to the coast-guard, or armed police, forming a part of the customs service, and employed In the prevention and detection of smuggling. Previous intentions are judged by subsequent acts. Dumont v. Smith, 4 Denio (N. Y.) 319, 320.

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