elements (of a crime)

Definition of "elements (of a crime)"
  1. The essential components that constitute a crime where each part must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish guilt
How to use "elements (of a crime)" in a sentence
  1. In the trial, the prosecution argued each of the elements of a crime to convince the jury of the defendant's guilt.
  2. Without evidence to prove all the elements of a crime, the case lacks sufficient grounds for conviction.
  3. Defense argued that one of the elements of a crime, the intent, was absent, hence the accused should be acquitted.

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