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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The January 1 News printed two letters --the first decrying legal forms that take the mystique out of the process by cutting to the chase and, furthermore, seeking to make the judiciary a forum only to be addressed by licensed attorneys and, thus, denying that process to anyone else, and the second denigrating the Bar and the judiciary for imposing disciplinary costs starting at $1,250.
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He also asked if playing sport had cut the amount of time they spent playing video games, before cutting to the chase as the prospect of shooting a few hoops was raised, joking: "You think I should play with you?