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- n. In law, a road for passengers riding or driving; a public road or highway.
“The term actus, therefore, has a much greater extension than act or operation.”
“The terms actus and potentia were used by the scholastics to translate Aristotle's energeia or entelecheia, and dynamis.”
“And this is the most frequent application of the terms actus primus and actus secundus.”
“I may be wrong, but I suspect that one of the later uses of "actus," as quoted in Ducange, affected Spinoza's”
“This is certain that, from the manner in which he wrote the Annals, Bracciolini gave a larger meaning to "actus" than to "actiones," the former meaning "public affairs," and the other”
“The two elements of crime in English-derived law are “mens rea” (guilty mind, or intent) and “actus reus” (the act itself).”
“The full phrase is actually actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea the act does not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty.”
“Not explicitly stated in this this phrase is the requirement that the actus reus (act) and mens rea (guilty mind) must overlap in time.”
“Incommon law countries such as Canada, thetest of criminalliabilityis expressed by theLatinphrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means that “the act does not make a person guilty unless the mind is also guilty”.”
“But otherwise the mental state or subjective awareness in a state of mind is needed in addition to the act requirement, or actus reus, component of the offence.”
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