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Public, Notorious, and Scandalous

In my previous posts on the subject (here and here), I’ve argued that the form of criminal prosecutions of sexual crimes in 18th-c. Spanish America lends important contextual cues for interpreting their content. The discursive conditions of particular stages of

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Hacer juicio ú dictamen acerca de alguna cosa... significando que el objeto excita el juicio ú dictamen en la persona que le hace.

Deducir ante el Juez la accion ú derecho que se tiene, ó las excepciones que excluyen la accion contrária.

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Chad Black

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