By Bryan A. Garner
Construction at the power of earlier variants, this version comprises an in depth appendix on felony abbreviations plus 17000 new definitions, clarification of greater than a thousand law-related abbreviations and acronyms, and is stronger with West Key Numbers for examine reference.
Concise searchable model of eighth variation, doesn't contain extra entrance topic and appendices present in the complete ordinary edition.
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PRINCIPAL(2). [Cases: Criminal Law 68–77; Homicide 573. S. ] — accessory,adj. — accessoryship,n. “In most jurisdictions, the common-law distinctions between principals and accessories have largely been ab-olished, although the pertinent statutes vary in form and substance. ” 1 Charles E. Torcia, Wharton's Criminal Law § 35, at 202–03 (15th ed. 1993). An accessory who was not at the scene of the crime but knows that a crime has been committed and who helps the offender try to escape arrest or punishment.
Physical or mental abuse that causes or could cause serious emotional injury. Child abuse suffered by children who, although they are not physically abused, witness domestic violence within their families. sexual abuse. 1. An illegal sex act, esp. one performed against a minor by an adult. — Also termed carnal abuse. RAPE(2). [Cases: Assault and Battery 59; Infants 13. S. , wife-beating. See BATTERED-WOMAN SYNDROME. 1. 2. To depart from legal or reasonable use in dealing with (a person or thing); to misuse.
Tax-deferred accounts include most types of IRAs, variable annuities, 401(k) plans, cash-value life insurance, and most other types of tax-deferred savings instruments.