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Definition 1: activity that transgresses moral or civil law - [noun denoting act]

Samples where actus reus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he denied any wrongdoing

Synonyms for actus reus in the sense of this definition

(actus reus is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

(... is a kind of actus reus ) an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

(... is a kind of actus reus ) an unjust act

(... is a kind of actus reus ) an act causing pain or damage

(... is a kind of actus reus ) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

(... is a kind of actus reus ) a willful perversion of facts

(... is a kind of actus reus ) an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded

"soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community

"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

"it was a perversion of justice"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

"the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously

(... is a kind of actus reus ) entry to another's property without right or permission

(... is a kind of actus reus ) (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

(... is a kind of actus reus ) misconduct in public office

(... is a kind of actus reus ) improper or wicked or immoral behavior

(... is a kind of actus reus ) willful negligence

(... is a kind of actus reus ) wrongful conduct by a public official

(... is a kind of actus reus ) doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

(... is a kind of actus reus ) a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct

"he charged them with electoral malpractices"

(... is a kind of actus reus ) an act that disregards an agreement or a right

"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

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