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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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Why is the need for a harsh, denunciatory sentence so pressing in Morrisey and yet absent in Turcotte?.
An enthusiastic operator in the machine of repression in 1937, Miroshnichenko continued to apply his skills of speaking denunciatory Bolshevik during the ideological campaigns of the late 1940s.
On the contrary, Ira is never willing to question his belief system and spends the rest of his life after Eve's denunciatory publication as a disappointed loner in Zinc Town, where he makes a living by selling tourist souvenirs.
Adding to this problem, as other psychologists noted also, is that too often preachers would intensify this gloom-and-doom outlook by engaging in strongly denunciatory sermons, leaving people to consider the gap between their own and ideal Christian conduct, the morality of the gospel, as Ellis puts it; Prichard reinforces this point (p 143).
Bailey, who had access to all of Cheever's journals rather than simply the small portion published by editor Robert Gottlieb, quotes analogous passages not otherwise available: "love, humor, and serenity" (435), "Work, discipline, self-respect" (486), or "covetousness, exhibitionism and a stony heart"--the latter applied in a denunciatory manner to friend and occasional rival John Updike (Bailey 499).
Greene has bloodied Duvalier with his pen, and the Voodoo dictator's palpable anger is evident in his risible attempt to avenge the writer by publishing a glossy denunciatory official pamphlet.
Indeed, the stigmatizing and denunciatory aspects of the criminal law have an even greater potential to overlook the freedom fighter dilemma.
Ironically but also sharply denunciatory, she argues that insecurity and a climate of stressful competitiveness in academy foster greed, suspicion and selfishness among colleagues and within academic institutions.
An outspoken critic of fascism, his reputation likely would have grown if he had lived long enough to face stronger political persecution, and his denunciatory novella Youth Without God (Jugend Ohne Gott 119371) might have enjoyed a healthy reputation in English.
Less violently denunciatory but nonetheless sharply critical poetic versions of the march can easily be found elsewhere in periodical verse.