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CHASE, Eng. law. The liberty of keeping beasts of chase, or royal gaine, on another man's ground as well as on one's own ground, protected even from the owner of the land, with a power of hunting them thereon. It differs from a park, because it may be on another's ground, and because it is not enclosed. 2 Bl. Com. 38.

CHASE, property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they become his property. 4 Toull. n. 7. No man has a right to enter on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting, without his consent. Vide 14 East, R. 249 Poth. Tr. du Dr. de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 2. CHASTITY. That virtue which prevents the unlawful commerce of the sexes.
     2. A woman may defend her chastity by killing her assailant. See Self Defence. And even the solicitation of her chastity is indictable in some of the states; 7 Conn. 267; though in England, and perhaps elsewhere, such act is not indictable. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Words charging a woman with a violation of chastity are actionable in themselves. 2 Conn. 707.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Police are also looking to trace the person who gave chase and attempted to catch the culprit.
Administrator Carol, 47, of Mirfield, rang police while store cleaner Vic Benjamin, 49, gave chase.
I don't know why I did it but I just fired up the car and gave chase."
He said the vessel fled at full speed when the Jamaican boat approached and the coast guard patrol gave chase as the fishermen ignored repeated orders to stop.
POLICE are appealing for a good Samaritan who gave chase to a suspect following a theft from a pensioner to come forward.
A police officer spotted the 30-year-old speeding and gave chase with blue lights flashing.
He heard the commotion, gave chase, and caught up with a potential suspect.
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Both men fled and Mrs Roberts gave chase shouting that they had just robbed her shop.
The Powhatan gave chase, killing Samuel, the other escapee.
Amazingly, the septuagenarian gave chase through a business district before catching up with the thief in a residential area.
When Ward drove past them at high speed they gave chase, switching on their flashing blue lights.