Actus reus

Filed Under: Criminal Law

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

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The prohibited act in a criminal or regulatory offence. Proof of the actus reus may also include the requirement that the prohibited act be voluntarily and consciously committed by the accused.

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The Latin expression for the criminal act requirement in criminal law. For example, one requirement of murder is causing the death of a human being.

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