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Definition of Offence
OffenceOffence Of*fence", n.
See Offense. OffenceOffense Of*fense", Offence Of*fence", n. [F., fr. L.
offensa. See Offend.]
1. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin,
an affront or an injury.
Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised
again for our justification. --Rom. iv. 25.
I have given my opinion against the authority of two
great men, but I hope without offense to their
2. The state of being offended or displeased; anger;
He was content to give them just cause of offense,
when they had power to make just revenge. --Sir P.
3. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin. [Obs.]
Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! --Matt.
Note: This word, like expense, is often spelled with a c. It
ought, however, to undergo the same change with
expense, the reasons being the same, namely, that s
must be used in offensive as in expensive, and is found
in the Latin offensio, and the French offense.
To take offense, to feel, or assume to be, injured or
affronted; to become angry or hostile.
Weapons of offense, those which are used in attack, in
distinction from those of defense, which are used to
Syn: Displeasure; umbrage; resentment; misdeed; misdemeanor;
trespass; transgression; delinquency; fault; sin; crime;
affront; indignity; outrage; insult.
Meaning of Offence from wikipedia
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- indictable offence
). In Canada, summary offences
to as summary conviction offences
. As in other
jurisdictions, summary conviction offences
- India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore), an indictable offence
is an offence which
can only be tried
on an indictment after
- and applicable
law. One proposed definition
is that a crime
(or criminal offence
) is an act harmful
not only to some individual
but also to a...
- A recordable offence
is any offence
and Wales where
must keep records
on the Police National
- A notifiable offence
is any offence under United Kingdom
the Home Office, who use the report
to compile crime
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, dual offence
, Crown option offence
, dual procedure offence
, offence triable either
way, or wobbler
is one of the special class offences
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