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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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Other changes to the programme include the addition of three new pounds 60,000 novice handicaps open to horses who have raced in at least two weight-for-age novice or beginners' chases.
All Lincoln biographies give an account of the episode in December of 1862 when congressional radicals (privately encouraged by Seward's personal and ideological rival, Chase) tried to get Seward, the leading symbol of conservative views, dismissed from the cabinet.
After 11 years and six appeals, Chase Gardens won its David-vs.-Goliath legal battle against Northwest Natural Gas Co.
However, when it comes to foot chases, officers seem to lack not only policies and procedures but also training.
Residents then hurriedly abandoned the site, probably as victims of the intense warfare they introduced to the region, the Chases conclude.
Nor is the casualty count of American police chases restricted to suspects and innocent bystanders.
Items such as these were most likely buried only with rulers, say the Chases. The province governed by the inhabitant of the grave, they note, may have been larger than modern Belize, which covers 8,800 square miles.
However, that victory renders him ineligible for novice chases in Britain from the end of October this year.
So to see whether in recent times there's any statistical evidence that suggests chasers who raced from the front have enjoyed greater success in the early part of the season, I collated in-running comments given to the winners of chases in Britain since the start of 2005.
From April to September chasers who had raced ten times or fewer over fences supplied 58 per cent of winners of these races from just 39 per cent of the runners (IV of 1.5), while ten of the 13 handicap chases worth pounds 8,000-plus staged in Britain since the start of October have been won by chasers who had raced eight times or fewer over fences.
In fact, had you backed all horses with 130-plus chase ratings in hunter chases since 2003 you would have suffered a levelstake loss of -pounds 25.25.
The climax of this golden phase of two-mile chasing came at Sandown in December 2004, again in the Tingle Creek Chase. Moscow Flyer, unbeaten in 15 completed chases; Azertyuiop, now the current champion; and Well Chief, winner of Cheltenham''s Arkle and Aintree Maghull Novices' Chase, the new pretender.