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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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[beaucoup moins que] Si l'operation Mare Nostrum devait prendre fin sans etre correctement remplacee, les atermoiements et les differends sur les operations de recherche et de sauvetage risquent de mettre de nouveau des vies en peril [beaucoup plus grand que], a averti Daluissen, evoquant les mesures de dissuasions europeennes a effet contraire.
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