particeps criminis

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I devote myself to the absorption of nature generally" (Corr 583), and in April 1861, he wrote Parker Pillsbury, "As for my prospective reader, I hope that he ignores Fort Sumpter & Old Abe, & all that, for that is just the most fatal and indeed the only fatal, weapon you can direct against evil ever; for as long as you know of it, you are particeps criminis.
In the case at bar, there is a total lack of proof that any officer of the corporation was particeps criminis with its salesman, Boyd.