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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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According to him, 'will be cutting short my trip to Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference @CPA_Secretariat and will be leaving today, for the leadership of the @HouseNGR to consider cutting short the recess and reconvening for one day to address the killings of Nigerians in SA.'
During the course of the hearing, the court observed, although the deadline of July 31 for publication of the final Assam NRC list is non-negotiable but that does not mean that those who have filed claims for inclusion of their names in the list, should not be heard properly and given procedural chance to prove their case.SC asks NRC coordinator to ensure fair hearing without cutting short registration process
Summary: US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a cycling accident in France Sunday and will fly back to the United States for treatment, cutting short a European trip.
Imran Khan returned home today after cutting short his UK visit.
Ahmed accused Surrey County Council of adding to the girls' distress by cutting short recent family visits.
Summary: Kim Kardashian proved she still has a lot to be thankful for, despite recently splitting from her husband and cutting short a promotional trip to Australia, by working at a homeless shelter for Thanksgiving.
He said that "al-Iraqiya Coalition supports cutting short the number of the Iraqi cabinet ministers, thing that would facilitate the process, along with the withdrawal of a number of ministers," adding that "al-Iraqiya supports the changing of the negligent ministers."
Giambi was released by the A's on Friday, cutting short the struggling slugger's return to his first major league club.