bill of pains and penalties

A form of legislative sentence for crime, in all respects identical with a bill of attainder, except that it prescribes the infliction of a punishment less than capital. Cummings v Missouri (US) 4 Wall 277, 18 L Ed 356. It is within the constitutional prohibition of bills of attainder. See bill of attainder.

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  • Bill of pains and penalties — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of pains and penalties — see bill 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Bill of pains and penalties — pain pain (p[=a]n), n. [OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh penalty. Cf. {Penal}, {Pine} to languish, {Punish}.] 1. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bill of pains and penalties — Penalty Pe nal*ty, n.; pl. {Penalties}. [F. p[ e]nalit[ e]. See {Penal}.] 1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of pains and penalties — Statutory provision for punishment without judicial determination of guilt similar to bill of attainder except that punishment is less severe. Prohibited by U.S.Const., Art. I, No. 9, cl. 3 (Congress), No. 10 (States) See also bill of attainder …   Black's law dictionary

  • bill of pains and penalties — a legislative act imposing upon those who have previously committed a certain designated act or acts punishment or disability by which the act was not punishable at the time of its commission compare ex post facto law …   Useful english dictionary

  • pains and penalties, bills of — The name given to acts of parliament to attaint particular persons of treason or felony, or to inflict pains and penalties beyond or contrary to the common law, to serve a special purpose. They are in fact new laws, made pro re nata. See also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pains and penalties — See bill of pains and penalties …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pains and Penalties Bill 1820 — The Pains and Penalties Bill 1820 was a bill introduced to the British Parliament in 1820, at the request of King George IV, who had ascended the throne on 29 January 1820, following the death of his father, King George III. The aim of the bill… …   Wikipedia

  • Pains and Penalties Bill — Der Pains and Penalties Bill von 1820 war eine Gesetzesvorlage des britischen Parlamentes. Sie wurde von König Georg IV. veranlasst, um seiner Gattin Caroline von Braunschweig die Rechte einer Königin vorzuenthalten und die Ehe mit ihr aufzulösen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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