Definition of SOLICITATION OF CHASTITY.


SOLICITATION OF CHASTITY.

The asking a person to commit adultery
or fornication.


2. This of itself, is not an indictable offence. Salk. 382; 2 Chit. Pr.
478. The contrary doctrine, bowever, has been held in Connecticut. 7 Conn. Rep.
267.


3. In England, the bare solicitation of chastity is punished in the
ecclesiastical courts. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Vide Str. 1100; 10 Mod. 384; Sayer, 33;
1 Hawk. ch. 74; 2 Ld. Raym. 809.


4. The civil law punished arbitrarily the person who solicited the
chastity of another. Dig. 47, 11, 1. Vide To persuade; 3 Phill. R. 508.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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