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ROGUE. A French word, which in that language signifies proud, arrogant. In some of the ancient English statutes it means an idle, sturdy beggar, which is its meaning in law. Rogues are usually punished as vagrants. Although the word rogue is a word of reproach, yet to charge one as a rogue is not actionable. 5 Binn. 219. See 2 Dev. 162 Hardin, 529.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Flint Rogues were represented by one of their players, Josh Tousley, who visited as part of his tour of the UK and Ireland.
Under a 2014 MOU with the headquarters, Renault Samsung was promised to produce an average of 80,000 Rogues annually for five years.
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Even tone-deaf rogues appreciate the importance of having board members on their side.
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A CALL has been made for the public to be on the lookout for doorstep rogue traders.
COWBOY builders arebeinghounded out of Leamington after part of the town has been declared a no-go zone for rogue traders.
AN ENTIRE Midland village has launched a war against rogue traders after residents stood up to crooks trying to rip them off on their own doorsteps.
Anglesey Fair Trading Officer Alison Farrar said: "The majority of publishers are, of course, reputable, but there are a very small number of rogues who just want to make a profit.
(A vice encouraged by the new historicism, I fear.) Ayledotte called his study "the first book to treat Elizabethan rogues and vagabonds from the point of view here taken, piecing together historical and literary material so as to make as complete a picture as possible of their life" (v).