Definition of CHRISTIANITY


CHRISTIANITY

The religion established by Jesus Christ.

2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common
law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394; 5 Binn. R.555; of New York,
8 Johns. R. 291; of Connecticut, 2 Swift"s System, 321; of Massachusetts,
Dane"s Ab. vol. 7, c. 219, a. 2, 19. To write or speak contemptuously and
maliciously against it, is an indictable offence. Vide Cooper on the Law
of Libel, 59 and 114, et seq.; and generally, 1 Russ. on Cr. 217; 1 Hawk,
c. 5; 1 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; 1 Barn. & Cress. 26. S. C. 8 Eng. Com. Law
R. 14; Barnard. 162; Fitzgib. 66; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 524; 2 Str. 834; 3 Barn.
&
Ald. 161; S. C. 5 Eng. Com. Law R. 249 Jeff. Rep. Appx. See 1 Cro. Jac.
421 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; Cooke on Def. 74; 2 How. S. C. 11-ep. 127, 197
to 201.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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