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Mala prohibita

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mala prohibita (Law) offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

In their eagerness to avoid the mala prohibita of a foolish code, they are perpetually rushing on the mala in se.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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