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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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We are said to feel anger on account of wrongful action and hatred when we perceive wrongful action as the result of vicious character (torturers and "denunciators" are hated).
The denunciators did not account for the contradiction between their denigration of the Guinea diver as a heathen and his Christian names.
(2) As of this moment, there is no documentary evidence of who the denunciators, if any, were or of their putative interpretation of the play.