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Mens rea   /mɛnz reɪ/   Listen
Mens rea

noun
1.
(law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials.  Synonym: malice aforethought.






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Words linked to "Mens rea" :   preparation, planning, law, malice aforethought, jurisprudence, provision, premeditation



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