peine forte et dure
foreign term Etymology: French strong and hard punishment ; torture

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  • peine forte et dure — /pen for tā dürˈ/ (French; historical) noun Literally, strong and severe punishment, a kind of judicial torture involving pressing with weights * * * peine forte et dure «pehn FR tay dooR», French. 1. very severe and harsh punishment. 2. a former …   Useful english dictionary

  • peine forte et dure — (French; strong and hard punishment ) Formerly in English law, punishment inflicted on those accused of a felony who refused to enter a plea. By a statute of 1275, the peine was usually to imprison and starve the prisoner until he submitted; in… …   Universalium

  • Peine forte et dure — Жиль Кори под камнями во время суда над «салемскими ведьмами». 1692 год «Peine forte et dure» (фр. сильное и продолжительное мучение)  в англо саксонской системе права вид …   Википедия

  • Peine forte et dure — La peine forte et dure (locution employée en français) était une peine du droit anglais, instaurée en 1406, consistant en l écrasement sous des poids. Elle sanctionnait ceux qui, mis en accusation, refusaient tout à la fois de plaider coupable et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • peine forte et dure — (francés: pena dura y severa). En el antiguo derecho inglés, pena impuesta a los inculpados de un delito grave que se negaban a defenderse en el juicio. De acuerdo con una ley de 1275, la peine consistía en encarcelarlos y privarlos de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • peine forte et dure — /peyn fort ey dyur/ L. Fr. In old English law, a special form of punishment for those who, being arraigned for felony, obstinately stood mute, that is, refused to plead or to put themselves upon trial. It is described as a combination of solitary …   Black's law dictionary

  • peine forte et dure — A cruel and relentless punishment,–the torturing punishment which was anciently inflicted on a defendant accused of felony who refused to plead, as a penalty for his obstinacy. State v Woodward, 68 W Va. 66, 69 SE 385; 4 Bl Comm 325 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • paine forte et dure — Same as peine forte et dure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • paine forte et dure — /peyn fort ey dyur/ See peine fort et dure …   Black's law dictionary

  • et — /et/, v. Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. a pt. of eat. /et/, conj. Latin. and. * * * (as used in expressions) Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers La Vérendrye Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de peine forte et… …   Universalium

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