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crimen injuria, noun phrase

Origin:
English, LatinShow more English, from Latin crimen charge, accusation + injuria indignity.
Law
A wilful injury to the dignity of another, caused by e.g. the use of obscene language or gestures, or racial insults.
[1912 S. Afr. Law Reports: TPD 1106The accused was charged..with the crime of criminal injuria by wilfully and unlawfully exposing his private parts in the presence of certain persons with an..intent to injure and insult them.]
1987 Pace Nov. 4They had some sort of altercation..which ended with the Scotsman calling the driver a silly ——. The driver was..most offended and took the wee Scots fellow to court for using racially offensive language, crimen injuria — you name it he threw the book at him.
A wilful injury to the dignity of another, caused by e.g. the use of obscene language or gestures, or racial insults.

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