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AFFRAY, criminal law

AFFRAY, criminal law. The fighting of two or more persons, in some publicplace, to the terror of the people.place, to the terror of the people. 2. To constitute this offence there must be, 1st, a fighting; 2d, the 2. To constitute this offence there must be, 1st, a fighting; 2d, thefighting must be between two or more persons; 3d, it must be in some publicfighting must be between two or more persons; 3d, it must be in some publicplace ; 4th, it must be to the terror of the people.place ; 4th, it must be to the terror of the people. 3. It differs from a riot, it not being premeditated; for if any 3. It differs from a riot, it not being premeditated; for if anypersons meet together upon any lawful or innocent occasion, and happen on apersons meet together upon any lawful or innocent occasion, and happen on asudden to engage in fighting, they are not guilty of a riot but an affraysudden to engage in fighting, they are not guilty of a riot but an affrayonly; and in that case none are guilty except those actually engaged in it.only; and in that case none are guilty except those actually engaged in it.Hawk. b. 1, c. 65, s. 3 ; 4 Bl. Com. 146; 1 Russell, 271.Hawk. b. 1, c. 65, s. 3 ; 4 Bl. Com. 146; 1 Russell, 271.




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