maleficium


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MALEFICIUM, civil law. Waste, damage, torts, injury. Dig. 5, 18, 1.

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And how did the social and material conditions that hypothetically predicated concrete acts of maleficium relate to these individuals' moral self-construction?
According to Hansen, a "witch" became someone who not only practiced maleficium (or magic used for harmful ends), but also made a pact with the devil, attended nocturnal Sabbaths, and was capable of flight.
If a woman has destroyed someone's offspring by her maleficium, she should do penance for half a year with an allowance of bread and water, and abstain from wine and from meat for two years and [fast] for six Lents with bread and water.
66) <<Multa enim sunt que desponsationem inter personas omnino legitimas et legitime celebratam, utrolibet edam eorum vivente, dissolvunt; de quibus ea, que presenti memorie occurrunt, breviter numerabo: posterior desponsatio carnis commixtione perfecta--sicut magister nobis in hac serie tradidit--, spontanea alterius fornicario, raptas, maleficium, melioris propositi electio, orrendi criminis perpetrado, alterius perpetua egritado et captivitatis continua detenido>>: Stimma Decretorum, cit.
De hecho, el Canon no mencionaba el maleficium ni el culto del demonio; impugnaba la <<supersticion>> de ciertas mujeres que, enganadas por el demonio, creian cabalgar en espiritu con diosas paganas de la noche en determinadas epocas del ano.
As the conviction grew that a maleficium was at play, suspicions against Engelberte intensified.
21) Furthermore, most of those accused of maleficium in Scotland were middle-aged females, implicated by their neigh-bours (usually their social equals) after some sort of inter-personal conflict, followed by an otherwise inexplicable misfortune.
La actio iniuriarum y su respectiva pena privada, y en general todas las acciones que surgieron como consecuencia de la comision de un maleficium, estaban caracterizadas por la solidaridad cumulativa por pasiva, en este sentido, si varias personas habian ocasionado la iniuria, cada una de ellas estaba obligada a pagar la totalidad de la condena, por tanto el pago por parte de uno de los ofensores no extinguia la obligacion para los demas (40).
Mitchell also makes the distinction that women are associated with acts that have a sexual component, and are most often accused of maleficium, trolldom (folk magic, hexes), and galdr (incantations, often love spells), while men are accused of apostasy, heresy, and other crimes against authority.
En este relato, el Canelo figura como agente directo del maleficium, como el medio con el cual se ejerce el dano, poseyendo propiedades que exceden no solo sus rasgos naturales concretos sino tambien en una forma distinta a la faceta ritual de la que es componente.
This is the maleficium of practical witchcraft, a performative utterance that Sawyer uses to "bewitch" Anne Ratcliffe, the crime for which she is executed by hanging.
In tracing the development of papal ideas on the nature and purpose of maleficium, Decker weaves a refreshing account of papal moderation and skepticism.