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TORTURE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In old criminal law. The question; the Infliction of violent bodily pain upon a person, by means of tbe rack, wheel, or other engine, under judicial sanction and superintendence, in connection with the interrogation or examination of the person, as TORY 1162 TOUJOURS ET UNCORE PRIST a means of extorting a confession of guilt, or of compelling him to disclose his accompli- ces.

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