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CHASE, Eng. law. The liberty of keeping beasts of chase, or royal gaine, on another man's ground as well as on one's own ground, protected even from the owner of the land, with a power of hunting them thereon. It differs from a park, because it may be on another's ground, and because it is not enclosed. 2 Bl. Com. 38.

CHASE, property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they become his property. 4 Toull. n. 7. No man has a right to enter on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting, without his consent. Vide 14 East, R. 249 Poth. Tr. du Dr. de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 2. CHASTITY. That virtue which prevents the unlawful commerce of the sexes.
     2. A woman may defend her chastity by killing her assailant. See Self Defence. And even the solicitation of her chastity is indictable in some of the states; 7 Conn. 267; though in England, and perhaps elsewhere, such act is not indictable. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Words charging a woman with a violation of chastity are actionable in themselves. 2 Conn. 707.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Australia skipper Aaron Finch had spoken about reining in opposition batsmen after they nearly chased down 326 against South Africa in their last group game only to lose by 10 runs.
Fahad ensured Islamabad never panicked as they chased down the target in 49.3 overs with 6 wickets in hand.
A statement on the Walsall Police Facebook page said: "This loaded handgun was seized after officers chased down a suspect in Willenhall today, as the force continues to crackdown on firearms.
Greeners chased down the target in 17.2 over for the loss of four wickets.
O'Halen scored 23 with the bat for Top Cat, but couldn't stop his team falling to 91 all out, chased down for the loss of three wickets.
In the other semi-final, UBL chased down a target of 270 as Syed Maqsood (45) and Amjad Ali (49) shared a 95-run stand for the first wicket.
HEBRON, April 3, 2016 (WAFA) - Israeli occupation forces Sunday chased down Palestinian shepherds in Masafer Yatta area in southern Hebron, and seized around 120 sheep, according to a local activist.
However, Dawdon reclaimed the upper ground as they chased down a target of 200-9 in some style.
The 34-year-old, who hit two consecutive sixes to give Pakistan a one-wicket win over India before that match, was once again his teams saviour as they chased down their highest-ever target of 327 in 49.5 overs.
My namesake colleague at the Guardian was tormented by a swarm of bees but with his argumentative Twitter persona I'm surprised he isn't chased down the street every day.
The Wanderers chased down the runs required for the loss of just two wickets, Owain Binding top scored for the hosts with 67 while Owain Davies contributed 27.
The Wanderers then chased down the runs required for the loss of just two wickets, Owain Binding top scored for the hosts with 67.