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TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Results show that newspapers did not mention the reasons committing suicide in 2.3% of the cases.
"The most meaningful step the state can take is to save a child from committing a crime.
It shouldn't just be about preventing adults with mental illness from committing violent acts, it should also be about protecting those at risk of being victimized.
I wish they stay happy and healthy and while living in the society should not think of committing suicide.
Finally, the investigator can minimize the woman's shame by acknowledging her righteousness in deciding to stop committing criminal acts before the situation became out of control.
According to Sznajderman, the employees' money is in safe hands with Tishman Speyers, which is also committing $50M to city projects based on NYCERS' $100M commitment.
More than six out of ten men have got away with committing a crime, a survey has claimed.
MORE than six out of 10 men have got away with committing a crime, a survey claimed yesterday.
"An offender," Salfati explains, "who is actually committing an otherwise instrumental crime, may become angry with the victim and engage in reactive (expressive) aggression." Salfati, "The Nature of Expressiveness and Instrumentailty in Homicide," Homicide Studies 4 (August 2000): 288-89.
A growing number of scales that measure a sex offender's risk for committing further crimes appear to be superior to clinicians' judgments, Hanson remarks.
Boyle has stated, based on then current -- and ongoing -- devastating situation for Iraq's children, "Likeunto a pirate, the Respondent George Bush is hostis humani generis -- the enemy of all humankind." Boyle asked for an urgent review of this Petition and that the appropriate organs of the United Nations, as well its member states, institute criminal proceedings against President Bush for committing the international crime of genocide against the children of Iraq.
The Seventh Circuit, after reviewing those findings anc Beverly's past conduct, determined that a corporate-wide order was justifled: "The Board was entitled to con dude that the time was past for piece meal relief (and) that nothing less than a corporate-wide order would do the job of correcting the proclivity this company has shown for committing or tolerating unfair labor practices at a significant number of its facilities," the Court ruled.