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ACTIO NON ACCREVIT INFRA SEX ANNOS

The name of the plea of the statute of limitations, when the defendant alleges that the plaintiff’s action has not accrued within six years.

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ADULTERY

Adultery is the voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with a person other than the offender’s husband or wife. Civil Code Cal.

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AGE

Signifies those periods in the lives of persons of both sexes which enable them to do certain acts which, before they had arrived at those periods, they were prohibited from doing. The length of time during which a person has lived or a thing has existed. In the old books, “age” is commonly used to signify “full age;” that is, the age of twenty-one years. Litt.

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AGE DISTRIBUTION

The percent of people grouped by sex at their age level.

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AGE OF CONSENT

the age that a female is legally able to consent to sexual intercourse and or to marriage. This may differ from state to state and some states have a legal age for males too.

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AGENESIA

In medical jurisprudence. Impotentia generandi; sexual impotence; incapacity for reproduction, existing in either sex, and whether arising from structural or other causes.

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AGNATI

In Roman law. The term included “all the cognates who trace their connection exclusively through males. A table of cognates is formed by taking each lineal ancestor in turn and including all his descendants of both sexes in the tabular view. If, then, in tracing the various branches of such a genealogical table or tree, we stop whenever we come to the name of a female, and pursue that particular branch or ramification no further, all who remain after the descendants of women have been excluded are agnates, and their connection together is agnatic relationship.” Maine, Anc. Law, 142. All persons are agnatically connected together who are under the same patria potestas.

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ANAFHROEISIA

In medical jurisprudence. Impotentia cceundi; frigidity; incapacity for sexual intercourse existing in either man or woman, and in the latter case sometimes called “dyspareunia.”

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APHONIA

In medical jurisprudence. Loss of the power of articulate speech in consequence of morbid conditions of some of the vocal organs. It may be incomplete, in which case the patient can whisper. It is to be distinguished from congenital dumbness, and from temporary loss of voice through extreme hoarseness or minor affections of the vocal cords, as also from aphasia, the latter being a disease of the brain without Impairment of the organs of speech. Apices juris non sunt jura, [jus.] Extremities, or mere subtleties of law, are not rules of law, [are not law.] Co. Litt. 3046; 10 Coke, 120; Wing. Max. 19, max. 14; Broom. Max. 188.

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ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO RAPE

the term used to describe an attack carried with the intention of forcing sexual intercourse against the wishes of the victim.

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ASSISTANT JUDGE

A judge of the English court of general or quarter sessions in Middlesex. He differs from the other justices in being a barrister of ten years’ standing, and in being salaried. St. 7 & 8 Vict. c. 71; 22 & 23 Vict c. 4; Pritch. Quar. Sess. 31.

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BAWD

One who procures opportunities for persons of opposite sexes to cohabit in an illicit manner; who may be, while exercising the trade of a bawd, perfectly innocent of committing in his or her own proper person the crime either of adultery or of fornication. See Dyer v. Morris, 4 Mo. 216.

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BAWDY-HOUSE

A house of prostitution ; a brothel. A house or dwelling maintained for the convenience and resort of persons desiring unlawful sexual connection. Davis v. State, 2 Tex. App. 427; State v. Porter, 38 Ark. 038; People v. Buchanan, 1 Idaho, 689.

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BILL OF MIDDLESEX

An old form of process similar to a capias, issued out of the court of king’s bench in personal actions, directed to the sheriff of the county of Middlesex, (hence the name,) and commanding him to take the defendant and have him before the king at Westminster on a day named, to answer the plaintiffs complaint. State v. Mathews, 2 Krev (S. C.) 83; Sims v. Alderson. 8 Leigh (Va.) 484. 3. A formal written petition to a superior court for action to be taken in a cause already determined, or a record or certified account of the proceedings in such action or some portion thereof, accompanying such a petition.

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BISSEXTILE

The day which is added every fourth year to the mouth of February, In order to make the year agree with the course of the sun. Leap year, consisting of 300 days, and happening every fourth year, by the addition of a day in the month of February, which in that year consists of twenty-nine days.

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BLACK ACT

The statute 9 Geo. I. c. 22, so called because it was occasioned by the outrages committed by persons with their faces blacked or otherwise disguised, who appeared in Epping Forest, near Waltham, in Essex, and destroyed the deer there, and committed other offenses. Repealed by 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 27.

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BOYCOTT

A conspiracy formed and intended directly or indirectly to prevent the carrying on of any lawful business, or to Injure the business of any one by wrongfully preventing those who would be customers from buying anything from or employing the representatives of said business, by threats, intimidation, or other forcible means. Gray v. Building Trades Council, 91 Minn. 171, 97 N. W. 063, 63 L. R. A. 753, 103 Am. St. Rep. 477; State v. Glidden, 55 Conn. 40, 8 Atl. 890, 3 Am. St Rep. 23; In re Crump, 84 Va. 027, 6 S. E. 620, 10 Am. St. Rep. 895; Oxley Stave Co. v. International Union (C. C.) 72 Fed. 699; Casey v. Typographical Union (C. C.) 45 Fed. 135, 12 L. It. A. 193; Davis v. Starrett, 97 Me. 568. 55 Atl. 516; Barr v. Essex Trades Council, 53 N. J. Eq. 101, 30 Atl. 881; Park v. Druggists’ Ass’n, 175 N. Y. 1, 07 N. E. 130, 02 L. It. A. 031′. 96 Am. St. Rep. 578.

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CARNAL

Of the body; relating to the body; fleshly; sexual.

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CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

The act of a man in having sexual bodily connection with a woman. Carnal knowledge and sexual intercourse held equivalent expressions. Noble v. State, 22 Ohio St. 541. From very early times, in the law, as in common speech, the meaning of the words “carnal knowledge” of a woman by a man has been sexual bodily connection ; and these words, without more, have been used in that sense by writers of the highest authority on criminal law, when undertaking to give a full and precise definition of the crime of rape, the highest crime of this character. Com. v. Squires, 97 Mass. 61.

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CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT

An English court having jurisdiction for the trial of crimes and misdemeanors committed in London and certain adjoining parts of Kent, Essex, and Sussex, and of such other criminal cases as may be sent to it out of the king’s bench, though arising beyond its proper jurisdiction. It was constituted by the acts 4 & 5 Wm. IV. c. 36, and 19 & 20 Vict. c. 16, and superseded the “Old Bailey.”

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