actus reus

Definition of "actus reus"
  1. The physical action involved in committing a crime, typically harmful or illegal
How to use "actus reus" in a sentence
  1. In court, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the actus reus occurred.
  2. Without evidence of actus reus, the defendant cannot be found guilty of the charge.
  3. The actus reus was clear in the case since there was solid proof that the defendant had committed the physical act of a crime.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z