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TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Most fraud perpetrators commit themselves to obligations they can't meet and then steal to fulfill those obligations.
class="es-text-justifySimultaneously, employed people have been inclined to commit suicide more often, since 2014, than the unemployed, as reported by TASR.
It's important to be mindful of both your own and prospective partners' readiness to commit when seeking out long-term romantic connections.
Individuals located in Egypt but hold foreign nationality when committing or attempting to commit the crimes are also subject to the law's penalties.
Children who commit crime have problems with their families and society.
Executives in organizations are more honest than rank-and-file employees and are therefore less likely to commit fraud.
Throughout the novel, as Hector adjusts to the school, the background story of what caused him to commit the assault is slowly revealed, exposing an adolescent world of honor, revenge, and inescapable violence.
Second, organizations commit resources across countless genres and ideas.
The Supreme Court ruled that youths under 18 who commit terrible crimes are less blameworthy than adults, at least for purposes of the death penalty: They are less mature, more susceptible to peer pressure, and their personalities are unformed.
The themes presented by investigators to suspects are as varied as the crimes and the people who commit them.