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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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So by late 2005 classy chasers were thin on the ground and this vacuum was filled by a wave of young chasing talent that monopolised the big non-handicap chases staged in Britain during that calendar year.
FLAGSHIP UBERALLES, a horse who changed stables and ownership regularly but remained a stalwart of the two-mile chasing scene, has been retired.
The seven-year-old, who has yet to win over fences, was brought down on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse before finishing second to Give Over in the three-mile William Neville & Sons Novice Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting.
He looked miserable on the last two of his four-race novice chasing spell in 1996- 97, being pulled up in good- class company, and often makes mistakes.