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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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Bohs chased the game hard thereafter but couldn't find a way past the inspired Barry Ryan.
Twenty four hours later, Mohawks struggled as they chased the game in three of the four quarters when they faced high-flying third in the table University of Birmingham.
Beith chased the game and after they missed a host of chances Derek Hewitt equalised in 78 minutes while the rest of his side claimed for a penalty.
ADMITTEDLY Juventus looked fresher in the second half despite having chased the game in the first, but don't forget their game the previous weekend had been cancelled due to the Pope's demise.
As Oakfield chased the game Corrymeela missed four gilt-edged chances to seal the result, including a Stephen Morris penalty miss.