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Third Degree

A colloquial term used to describe unlawful methods of coercing an individual to confess to a criminal offense by overcoming his or her free will through the use of psychological or physical violence.

The least serious grade of a specific crime—the grades being classified by the law according to the circumstances under which the crime is committed—for which the least punishment specified by statute will be imposed.

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* Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, one count
Founded significant differences between the players living with first-degree and third degree players living in the negative energy variable for the benefit of men with first-degree players.
It should be recalled that the current water rate stands at 45 pounds for the first degree consumers, 25 pounds for the second degree consumers and 16 pounds for the third degree consumers.
Here is another example of third degree suspension in melody: a typical salsa piano montuno (ostinato).
Due to third degree atrioventricular block, a two-chamber permanent pacemaker was implanted (Figure 2).
The authors nonetheless note well that it is a grace-inspired love of God that keeps the third degree free from being tainted by an unhealthy masochism (xlii).
"The Raleigh-Durham-Charlotte area has now become an important area for high tech talent and so it seems logical and a strategic move for us to establish a base here," said Roy Page, president/CEO of Third Degree, which has been a principal agency for the $2.2 billion Tinker FCU of Oklahoma City.
Indian colleague Arulnathan Sandiyagupillai Annapan, aged 39, was said to be "critical" in Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) yesterday, with third degree burns to most of his body.
The Third Degree festival has previously featured Sandi Thom and The Wombats, who went on to win chart success.
Third Degree festival manager Mat Flynn says: "It's great to welcome Sandi and Amy back to Lipa in light of their recent successes.
Often he uses the false transparency of language in sentences with double meanings, playing on an "ambiguous third degree, equidistant from the first and second," at once accepting outward appearances and unveiling the springs and mechanisms that underlie them.
The purpose of this short paper is to demonstrate that the intuition of such students has sound theoretic support: there need not be complete separation into identifiable markets for sellers to profitably third degree price discriminate.