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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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"It was difficult as we were always chasing the game and this is a difficult place to play, and we couldn't play our football as well as we could have," he said.
"It's difficult when you're chasing the game at home because you want to do well for your fans and want to show that you're trying to affect the game.
I don't believe you should take off your best players when you are chasing the game.
Skem were left chasing the game, but their hopes were dashed thanks to an acrobatic save by Spartans 'keeper Peter Jeffries from Josh Sumner and were finally ended as Danny Maguire converted from a breakaway late on.
Having a man sent off early like that, you are always going to be chasing the game. Then them scoring two easy goals made it tougher.
But after a tardy start Garswood was soon chasing the game and could make only minor inroads on the principals through the final quarter mile, crossing the line in seventh place behind Dawn Approach.
Manager Mick McCarthy concurred with Stearman's view: "We started well in the second half but get undone by an unstoppable wonder strike which two goalkeepers wouldn't have stopped and the third one is incidental because we are chasing the game. "We've had lots of play and lots of crosses going in and just missed that bit of quality and killer instinct when it was needed.
"We fell behind early on and were chasing the game somewhat after that.
Tamworth's early goal left County chasing the game, something they have not been used to for the last year and midfielder Danny Rose believes they could be victims of their own success.
CELTIC were left chasing the game after they trailed to a controversial first half penalty in their Champions League third qualifying round first leg match in Braga.
First-half goals from Fraizer Campbell and Darren Bent left the Clarets chasing the game with Steve Thompson's strike for the Clarets in 82 minutes proving too little too late.
There was a funny atmosphere in the changing room before the game thinking back, that everyone was kind of waiting for someone else to spark something and pick us up, and then the next thing we go behind and we are chasing the game and it is always difficult from then.