Levying war

LEVYING WAR, crim. law. The assembling of a body of men for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable object; and all who perform any part however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are leagued in the general conspiracy, are considered as engaged in levying war, within the meaning of the constitution. 4 Cranch R. 473-4; Const. art. 3, s. 3. Vide Treason; Fries' Trial; Pamphl. This is a technical term, borrowed from the English law, and its meaning is the same as it is when used in stat. 25 Ed. III.; 4 Cranch's R. 471; U. S. v. Fries, Pamphl. 167; Hall's Am. Law Jo. 351; Burr's Trial; 1 East, P. C. 62 to 77; Alis. Cr. Law of Scotl. 606; 9 C. & P. 129.

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Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
He came once to Mycenae, not as an enemy but as a guest, in company with Polynices to recruit his forces, for they were levying war against the strong city of Thebes, and prayed our people for a body of picked men to help them.
The Constitution defines only one crime: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort" (Article III, Section 3).
Because the civil courts were sidestepped, the self-evident charges of treason and levying war against the king could not be brought; instead, the army elected to prove an intention to assist the enemy, which was the only capital offense under the wartime emergency law (the Defence of the Realm Act).
Under Article III of the Constitution, treason against the United States "shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
The Treason Act 1795 includes anyone plotting the death of the Sovereign, levying war against the Monarch, insulting the Monarch and spying for an alien state during wartime.
The record of the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention makes it clear that the Framers intended to base the new charter's treason clause on the Statute of 25 Edward III, wherein the essential elements of levying war, adhering to an enemy, and the giving of aid and comfort were set forth.
He will say sleeping with the wife of the heir to the throne should no longer be considered treason, along with plotting the sovereign's death, "violating" the sovereign's wife or eldest unmarried daughter, levying war against the sovereign and helping the sovereign's enemies.
The Article also argues that many terrorist actions are appropriately punished as treason, either as acts of levying war against the United States or of adhering to their enemies.
Mr Zakaev vigorously defended himself against the allegations on which Russia is seeking to extradite him, including levying war and at least 302 murders.
Constitution by levying war against the United States--presumably, while being a citizen of U.
These did not include Lord George, who was held in the Tower of London for some months and then tried in Westminster Hall on a charge of raising and levying war against George III.