Definition of RECRIMINATION


RECRIMINATION

crim. law. An accusation made by a person accused
against his accuser, either of having committed the same offence, or
another.


2. In general recrimination does not excuse the person accused, nor
diminish his punishment, because the guilt of another can never excuse him. But
in applications for divorce on the ground of adultery, if the party defendant,
can prove that the plaintiff or complainant has been guilty of the same
offence, the divorce will not be granted. 1 Hagg. C. Rep. 144; S. C. 4 Eccl.
Rep. 360. The laws of Pennsylvania contain a provision to the same effect. Vide
1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 790; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 77; 1 Hagg. Cons. R . 147; 2 Hagg. Cons.
R. 297; Shelf. on Mar. and Div. 440; Dig. 24, 3, 39; Dig. 48, 5, 13, 5; 1
Addams, R. 411; Compensation; Condonation; Divorce,




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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