indecency


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indecency

noun impropriety, indecorousness, obnoxiousness, tastelessness, unseemingliness, vulgarity
Associated concepts: indecent assault, indecent exposure, indecent liberties, indecent publications, lewd and lasciviius conduct
See also: impropriety, obscenity, pornography, sodomy, vice

INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R. 91.
     2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of disclosures does not suffice to exclude them from being given in evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3216.
     3. The following are examples of indecency: the exposure by a man of his naked person on a balcony, to public view, or bathing in public; 2 Campb. 89; or the exhibition of bawdy pictures. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 42; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 91. This indecency is punishable by indictment. Vide 1 Sid. 168; S. C. 1 Keb. 620; 2 Yerg. R. 482, 589; 1 Mass. Rep. 8; 2 Chan. Cas. 110; 1 Russ. Cr. 302; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 5, s. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 65, n.; 1 East, P. C. c. 1, s. 1; Burn's Just. Lewdness.

References in classic literature ?
I began to nauseate the place I was in and, about all, the wicked practice; and yet I must say that I never saw, or do I believe there was to be seen, the least indecency in the house the whole time I was there.
A SERVING Coventry police officer has been charged with five offences of indecency with a child.
Mark Grainger, formerly known as Gary Cooke, aged 64, from Galway Road, Leicester, faces 12 charges of indecent assault on a male, three charges of serious sex offences, and two charges of indecency with a child.
GAY men with convictions for homosexual activity under historical indecency laws will be pardoned under a Labour government, Ed Miliband has pledged.
A former Olympic diver yesterday pleaded guilty to 42 charges of indecent assault and indecency against three girls as young as six over 11 years.
15 denied the petition that opposed KLRT's license renewal, pointing out that, after initially finding the profanities indecent, it later changed its ruling so that though the indecency finding stood, it wasn't going to hold them against licensees come renewal time.
A NORTH Shields man has been charged with two rapes, serious sexual assault and two counts of gross indecency.
Dirty discourse; sex and indecency in American broadcasting, 2d ed.
In last December's ruling in Labaye, the Supreme Court of Canada underlined some of the implications of its understanding of human dignity, by quashing the law on indecency in the Criminal Code and endorsing a concept of personal autonomy so unconstrained by reason and morality as to sanction orgies of group sex in a nightclub.
WASHINGTON -- Janet Jackson's infamous ``wardrobe malfunction'' during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show could cost a network TV station up to $325,000 in fines under indecency legislation overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the House and sent to President George W.
Because cable and satellite do not transmit using frequencies, but rather employ technology paid for by private industry, and because cable and satellite require subscription fees, legal experts have maintained that Congress and the FCC lack the authority to regulate them for indecency and obscenity.