crim. law. Persons as wait under walls or windows
eaves of a house, to listen to discourses, and thereupon to frame
2. The common law punishment for this offence is fine, and finding
sureties for good behaviour. 4 Bl. Com. 167, Burns Just. h. t., Danes Ab.
Index, h. t., 1 Russ. Cr. 302.
3. In Tennessee, an indictment will not lie for eaves-dropping. 2 Tenn.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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