Actus reus

(law) a criminal action regarded as a constituent element of a crime, as compared with the state of mind of the perpetrator Compare mens rea

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  • Acuate

    sharpened; pointed.

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  • Acuities

    sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. noun keenness or acuteness, esp in vision or thought the capacity of the eye to see fine detail, measured by determining the finest detail that can just be detected n. early 15c., from Middle French acuité (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin acuitatem (nominative acuitas) “sharpness,” […]

  • Acuity

    sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. Contemporary Examples His remarkable memory has lost its acuity, and he tires easily. Nelson Mandela Recovering in South Africa After Brief Hospital Scare Charlene Smith February 26, 2012 The unblinking electronic eye was an extension of his own reflexes and acuity—when the red light went on, […]

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