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TO DISSUADE, crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act.
     2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an indictable offence at common law. Hawk. B. 1, c. 2 1, s. 1 5. The mere attempt to stifle evidence, is also criminal, although the persuasion should not succeed, on the general principle that an incitement to commit a crime, is in itself criminal. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44; 6 East, R. 464; 2 East, R. 6, 21; 2 Str. 904; 2 Leach, 925. Vide To Persuade.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Pour ce qui est des mesures de dissuasion, El Otmani a insiste sur l'imperatif de mobiliser tous les acteurs afin de garantir le strict respect du Code de la route et de traiter les contrevenants sur un meme pied d'egalite.
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In addition to the deterrent effect on an adversary's action, dissuasion can "share a corresponding positive policy purpose ...
She encouraged students to not get bogged down by dissuasion and continue to follow their goals, as long as it takes.
He slammed the recent decision of the Knesset to allow the occupation forces to shoot at the Palestinians in the occupied city of Al Quds, describing the move as an official cover and endorsement of the criminal operations, and a public authorization of the killing and oppression of the Palestinian citizens without any legal or humanitarian dissuasion.
AGITATED Sebastian Azevedo is pacing the reception of the small waiting room before being seen by one of Portugal's "dissuasion boards".
The key component of that strategy would be dissuasion of the alleged "Russian adventurism" on EU or NATO territory, active support of the sovereignty of other European states, "and a demonstrable readiness to be respectful of Russia's non-revisionist security interests", the study outlined.
Le mouvement a egalement appele les dirigeants du Monde Islamique et Arabe a renoncer a la desunion et agir de toute urgence pour adopter une decision qui restaure a l'esprit de l'unite Arabe et Islamique pour soutenir la juste cause Palestinienne et de dissuasion aux agresseurs sionistes.
As a dissuasion, garlic water is great and you won't notice it once it's on.