force and violence

As used in a statutory definition of riot:–something more than the force necessary to do an unlawful act; a defiance of constituted authority or of the rights of a person injured, or of his effort to protect such rights. Walter v Northern Ins. Co. 370 111 283, 18 NE2d 906, 121 ALR 244. As an element of the crime of robbery:–actual force, which implies personal violence, and constructive force which includes all demonstrations of force, menaces, and other means by which the person robbed is put in fear sufficient to suspend the free exercise of his will or prevent resistance to the taking. State v Snyder, 41 Nev 453, 172 P 364.

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