against the peace and dignity of the state

The conclusion of an indictment which is deemed essential to the validity of the indictment, except as words of like import are prescribed and used. 27 Am J1st Indict § 38. The allegation of a prior conviction in an indictment seeking enhanced punishment of the accused as an habitual criminal need not conclude with the expression "against the peace and dignity of the state."

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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