Definition of CARNALLY KNEW


CARNALLY KNEW

pleadings. This is a technical phrase, essential in
an indictment to charge the defendant with the crime of rape; no other word
or circumlocution will answer the same purpose as these word"s. Vide Ravished,
and Bac. Ab. Indictment, G 1; Com. Dig. Indictment, G 6; 1 Hale, 632; 3
Inst. 60; Co. Litt. 137; ) 1 Chit. Cr. Law, *243. It has been doubted whether
these words were indispensible. 1 East, P. C. 448. But it would be unsafe
to omit them.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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