(redirected from electrical resistance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
The inputs are represented by the five laser parameters, while the output is surface electrical resistance of the laser printed tracks.
The electrical conductivity of the chain was analysed after the evaluation of the electrical resistance R of the closed-circuit contour embroidery element had been performed.
All the samples were subjected to step loads: the electrical resistance was obtained through the electrical measurements between two conductive electrodes (both stainless steel and copper ones), while the actual strain was measured using traditional strain gauges, by averaging their results.
Flexible polyurethane films with patterned silver electrodes and without pattern (Ag paste printed all surface) were subjected to the electrical resistance versus elongation tests as shown in Figures 7 and 8, respectively.
Detecting lung cancer with skin electrodes never did catch on, though a 2000 study indicated that measuring the skin's electrical resistance could potentially predict lung cancer prognosis.
Increasing the coverage area of nanowires, for example, always decreases the overall electrical resistance, but it also decreases optical transparency; as more and more nanowires are piled on the networks appear gray, rather than transparent.
Electrical resistance in a 1.5-mm-diameter iron wire after the bone glue as well decreased to zero at room temperature (Figure 2).
When the load is applied on a film of the fibers, individual fibers and molecules of polymer move closer together where the heat conduction becomes easier, and electrical resistance is reduced drastically due to the lower separation distances, higher number of charge carrier/holes (free mobile particles carrying electrical charges), and polarizability.
A POLYGRAPH is a device that records any change in a person's physiological processes including heartbeat, blood pressure, respiration and electrical resistance. Before any measurements are taken, an examiner will talk at length to the person taking the test as well as anyone accompanying them which helps them set questions.
ANSWERS: 1 Diving; 2 Indonesia; 3 Electrical resistance; 4 Baby Doc; 5 The Aegean; 6 A horse-drawn carriage; 7 Whitby; 8 The albatross; 9 Manchu (aka) The Qing; 10 Heroes.
It will produce electrical resistance welded pipe, up to 24 inches in diameter and up to 80 feet in length.
The thermometer was deemed unavailable for use when it showed an abnormally high electrical resistance level following a sudden increase of temperatures to 60 C on Saturday morning, leaving only one temperature measurement device working properly at the bottom of the reactor vessel, the utility said.

Full browser ?