Act of man

ACT OF MAN. Every man of sound mind and discretion is bound by his own acts, and the law does not permit him to do any thing against it; and all acts are construed most strongly against him who does them. Plowd. 140.
     2. A man is not only bound by his own acts, but by those of others who act or are presumed to act by his authority, and is responsible civilly in all such cases; and, in some cases, even when there is but a presumption of authority, he may be made responsible criminally; for example, a bookseller may be indicted for publishing a libel which has been sold in his store, by his regular salesmen, although he may possibly have had no knowledge of it.

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I BEG you to stop this cruelty of boiling cats alive - no animal on this earth should experience pain through the act of man.
Summary: People marched in Tunis to condemn act of man who allegedly burned his daughter to death because she was walking with boy.
In other hands - pun intended - the double act of man and stuffed critter would be preposterous but there is fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
In other hands - pun intended - the double act of man and critter would be preposterous, but there is a fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
In other hands the double act of man and critter would be preposterous but there is a fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
Now that might just be a simple act of man management by the Spurs boss, designed to lift a player whose confidence has been knocked by his in and out treatment at Anfield.
To learn more about the documentaries, "The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man," and "Buffalo Creek Revisited," visit www.
Spores, Plagues, and History: The Story of Anthrax provides a well-researched, historical perspective on the origin and use not only of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) but other biological pathogens that have afflicted humans and animals over the centuries, both as an act of nature and as a deliberate act of man.
We were robbed of resources and the men were robbed of their livelihoods, but not by an act of man.
In other hands - pun intended - the double act of man and critter would be preposterous but there is a fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.