Definitions

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  • noun law a physical act that attracts criminal sanctions.

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  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law

Etymologies

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Latin - the "guilty act", or loosely, "criminal act"

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  • JM abhors an actus reus so is very busy in the abhoring sector at the moment.

    December 7, 2010