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TO STAB. To make a wound with a pointed instrument; a stab differs from a cut, (q.v.) or a wound. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 356; Russ. on Cr. 597; Bac. Ab. Maihem, B.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.