Definition of crimen injuria in English:

crimen injuria

Line breaks: cri¦men in|juria
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪmən ɪnˈdʒuːrɪə
 
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noun

South African Law
A wilful injury to someone’s dignity, caused by the use of obscene or racially offensive language or gestures.
More example sentences
  • Gunn said the charges ranged from intimidation, assault by threats, crimen injuria and contraventions of the Post Office Act.
  • Sampson had several other cases against him, including assault, crimen injuria and malicious damage to property.
  • The woman pleaded guilty to crimen injuria and was fined R1500 in court.

Origin

Latin, from crimen 'accusation' + injuria 'indignity'.

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