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DENUNCIATION, crim. law. This term is used by the civilians to signify the act by which au individual informs a public officer, whose duty it is to prosecute offenders, that a crime has been committed. It differs from a complaint. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bro. C. L. 447; 2 Id. 389; Ayl. Parer. 210, Poth. Proc. Cr. sect. 2, Sec. 2.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He also criticized some Arab states' positions regarding Trump's actions, saying they should have done more than just denounce and voice dissatisfaction, while regarding Western statements that denounced Trump's decision, he said that these will remain mere media statements and we require actions on the ground, not just words.
'Now is the time to come together to denounce violence as it has no place in our society,' Aquino said.
He further said that on this dark day the PPP denounces the mysterious stifling of the media and the unannounced censorship as unacceptable infringement of rights of citizens and expresses solidarity with the professional media bodies.
Jerada [Morocco], Dec 28 ( ANI ): Thousands of people have erupted on streets in Jerada to denounce harsh living conditions after two men died while digging in an abandoned coal mine.
Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounces the terrorist attacks in Spain.
Answering calls by the Together for Eskilstuna Facebook page to denounce the attack, a large group of people converged on the damaged mosque to show their support, The Guardian reported
The MB, from whose ranks come President Mohamed Morsi, called in a statement for "peaceful demonstrations Friday in front of the main mosques in Egypt to denounce the insults against religion and the Prophet."
Of course, it took Ray Buckley, chair of the state Democratic Party, about as much time as it takes Mike Bloomberg to chug down an 8-ounce Diet Coke to call on Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Ovide Lamontagne and Kevin Smith to denounce Alciere.
In a sense, Occupy Wall Street can neither be anti-Semitic nor (as the Anti-Defamation League wishes) denounce anti-Semitism, because it is by definition a leaderless, structureless organization.
This is in the week when he enlisted business leaders to denounce next year's proposed rise in insurance contributions.
To denounce someone because of their looks is rude and cruel.