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to assume the identity of another person with intent to deceive.

TO PERSONATE, crim. law. The act of assuming the character of another without lawful authority, and, in such character, doing something to his prejudice, or to the prejudice of another, without his will or consent.
     2. The bare fact of personating another for the purpose of fraud, is no more than a cheat or misdemeanor at common law, and punishable as such. 2 East, P. C. 1010; 2 Russ. on Cr. 479.
     3. By the act of congress of the 30th April, 1790, s. 15, 1 Story's Laws U. S. 86, it is enacted, that "if any person shall acknowledge, or procure to be acknowledged in any court of the United States, any recognizance, bail or judgment, in the name or names of any other person or persons not privy or consenting to the same, every such person or persons, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding seven years, and whipped not exceeding thirty-nine stripes, Provided nevertheless. that this act shall not extend to the acknowledgment of any judgment or judgments by any attorney or attorneys, duly admitted, for any person or persons against whom any such judgment or judgments shall be bad or given." Vide, generally, 2 John. Cas. 293; 16 Vin. Ab. 336; Com. Dig. Action on the case for a deceit, A 3.

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Through the prominence of the Admiral's Marlovian classics, Dekker personates both Marlowe and their celebrity master-actor Alleyn through the bombast of Eyre, whose many intertextually charged speeches embody the company's most cherished playwriting and playing talents.
El informe lleva por titulo Circa la trasformazione delTOpus Dei in Prelatura personate.
dare not hold it fit / That we for justices and judges sit, / And personate their grave wisdoms on the stage / Whom we are bound to honour' (Epilogue, 1084).
To personate as a technical term for theatrical imitation was first used by John Marston in Antonio and Mellida ("Whom do you personate .
to personate the black hero, Othello; when I had the pleasure of playing to an audience who mortified me during the whole performance by laughing at my tragedy.
Molino guida il lettore anglofono alla scoperta della storia personate e collettiva, sentimentale e intellettuale che si svolge nei componimenti scelti per questa raccolta, senza scomparire interamente dietro (o dentro) la voce del poeta.
To merit: in* him who doth personate Our Jew this day, nor is it his ambition To exceed, or equall, being of condition More modest; this is all that he intends, (And that too, at the urgence of some friends) To proue his best, and if none here gaine-say it, The part he hath studied, and intends to play it.
His heinous offence is, that he was born in Africa, and though 'descended from a line of Kings' his skin is too dark to enable him to personate the 'DUSKY MOOR,' even though he may possess the genius of a Kean, the classic taste of a Kemble, combined with the dramatic experience of a Garrick
May it not therefore seeme strange vnto you, if I, knowing the sympathie of harts, between the Mother and the Sonne, the Blessed IESVS, flower of Nazareth, and his sacred Stem, presume heer to personate, and make her appeare to your viewes, not in the habit of fashion of a Gardener, which office she rather yealds (as proper) to her Sonne, but of a Garden, vnder the veyle of Symbols.
One explanation he offered for the experience of psychics was that while the medium feels that spirits exhibit a "tendency to personate," the more likely scenario is that, if there be spirits at all, they are unwitting "passive beings" whose stray bits of memory are at the hands of the medium's "will to personate" (Essays in Psychical Research 368).
Come dimostra la sala personate alla Biennale di Venezia del 1954, dove Levi torna con tutti gli onori con la presentazione di Garosci.
Per la nomina e l'impiego del personale si osservano le norme ed i principi contenuti nel Regolamento Generate della Curia Romana, del 30 aprile 1999 e nel Regolamento della Commissione indipendente di valutazione per le assunzioni di personate laico presso la Sede Apostolica, del 30 novembre 2012 ed eventuali modifiche ed integrazioni.