Definition of ROGUE


ROGUE

A French word, which in that language signifies proud,
arrogant. In some of the ancient English statutes it means an idle, sturdy
beggar, which is its meaning in law. Rogues are usually punished as vagrants.
Although the word rogue is a word of reproach, yet to charge one as a rogue is
not actionable. 5 Binn. 219. See 2 Dev. 162 Hardin, 529.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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