Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 9

Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the Ascarides (q. v.), but have been arranged in a separate family by Cobbold, who divides them into ten genera. Only one species, . Oxyuris vermicularis (formerly known as Ascaris vermicularis) (q. v.), the small threadworm, infests man, and is the commonest of the intestinal parasites. THREATS, in a legal sense, are that kind of intimidation which has for its object to influence a person in abandoning or surrendering some legal right, or what is equivalent, paying money, to prevent some injury bemg done to him. When the threats are made by more than two persons, the offence usually assumes the form of Conspiracy (q. v.). In other cases, the usual form of the offence is the sending of a threatening letter--i.e. a letter either anonymous or otherwise--demanding money from the party addressed; otherwise, that he will be murdered, or his house will be burned, or he will be charged with some infamous crime. Whoever sends, or indirectly or directly, with knowledge of the contents, causes to be received, any letter or writing demanding, with menaces, or without any reasonable or probable cause, any property, chattel, money, valuable security, or other valuable thing, is held guilty of felony, and liable to penal servitude for life, or imprisonment for three years. And whoever demands such things with intent to steal the same, is also guilty of felony, with like punishment. So, whoever sends a letter threatening to accuse a person of any crime, with a view or intent to extort money or gain any valuable security or property, is guilty of felony. Whoever threatens to accuse one of an infamous crime, with intent to extort money, or gain some valuable property, is also guilty of felony. Whoever sends a letter threatening to burn or destroy any house, barn, .show more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,592g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236643919