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DOLUS, civil law. A fraudulent address or trick used to deceive some one; a fraud. Dig. 4, 3, 1; Code, 2, 21.
     2. Dolus differs from fault in this, that the latter proceeds from an error of the understanding; while to constitute the former there must be a will or intention to do wrong. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 17.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It was the problem of dolus eventualis that the general public and commentators complained about all along after his conviction, and perhaps the judge confused herself in that she was looking at what Pistorius in his personal capacity, subjectively foresaw or did not foresee, with respect to his girlfriend, contrary to the legal principle which states that one must subjectively foresee the death of a human being, and not necessarily a specific one.
So it seemed he was literally pleading guilty to murder, dolus eventualis.
Justice Leach added: "The accused's conviction and sentence of count one are set aside and replaced with the following: 'Guilty of murder, with the accused having had criminal intent in the form of dolus eventualis.'.
The state argued at the appeal that Masipa misinterpreted some parts of the law, including "dolus eventualis".
dolus resulted in prolonged development and reduced body size (a correlate of fecundity) in P.
dolus significantly reduces the concentration of essential amino acids in cordgrass.
dolus exhibit geographic variation in dispersal capability (percentage macroptery in a population), and common-garden experiments indicate that this geographic variation is largely genetically based (Denno et al.
and Spartina foliosa Trin., serve as the only recorded host plants for the planthoppers Prokelisia marginata and Prokelisia dolus (Denno et al.
Time and time again the dolus eventualis principle has been applied with venom in the South African High Court, especially in cases of robbery and murder.
One aspect of the ruling has also sparked legal controversy, turning ordinary South Africans into overnight armchair experts on the vexed issue of 'dolus eventualis', a concept of intent that holds a person responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their actions.
Here we examine the potential cost of flight capability in males of the salt-marsh-inhabiting planthopper Prokelisia dolus (Hemiptera: Delphacidae).