Wharton's Rule

Definition of "Wharton's Rule"
  1. A legal principle forbidding the charging of two individuals for conspiring to commit a specific crime if the nature of the crime necessitates the involvement of at least two persons
How to use "Wharton's Rule" in a sentence
  1. Wharton's Rule was applied in the case, resulting in no conviction for conspiracy.
  2. The attorney referred to Wharton's Rule to argue against the charges of conspiracy.
  3. Due to the requirements of the crime being such that at least two people were necessary, Wharton's Rule came into play to safeguard against a conspiracy charge.

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