Definition of INJURY


INJURY

him, and are deliberately repeated
in different companies, or banded about in whispers to confidants,
it then grows up to the crime of slander, agreeably to the
distinction of the Roman law, 1. 15, 12, de injur.

4. A reat injury is inflicted by any fact by which a person s
honor or dignity is affected; as striking one with a cane, or even
aiming a blow without striking; spitting in one s face; assuming a
coat of arms, or any other mark of distinction proper to another,
&c. The composing and publish in defamatory libels maybe reckoned
of this kind. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 4, 4, 45.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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