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FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER DEFINED.
It is immaterial whether the person making such an entry has or
A forcible detainer is the act of detaining any lands wrongfully
Everyone who forcibly enters or forcibly detains any house or land shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable upon conviction thereof to simple imprisonment.
UNLAWFUL OATHS, SEDITIOUS WORDS, CONSPIRACIES,
OATHS TO COMMIT MURDER OR TREASON.
(a.) Administers, or causes to be administered, or aids or assists
(6.) Takes any such oath or engagement.
OTHER UNLAWFUL OATHS.
Everyone shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable 35 upon conviction thereof to seven years penal servitude, who-
(a.) Administers, or causes to be administered, or aids or assists at A.D. 1878. the administering or taking of any oath, or engagement, or obligation in the nature of an oath, purporting or intending to bind the
person taking the same5
(i.) To engage in any mutinous or seditious purpose ;
any such purpose;
(iv.) To obey the orders or commands of any committee or body 10
of men not lawfully constituted, or of any leader or com-
federate, or other person ; 15
(vi.) Not to reveal or discover any unlawful combination or con
federacy, or any illegal act done or to be done; or any illegal
any such oath or engagement or obligation; or who 20 (6.) Takes any such oath or engagement or obligation.
This and the last preceding section shall extend to acts done by Her Majesty's natural born and naturalized subjects in any part of the world.
COMPULSION, HOW FAR A DEFENCE.
Provided that any person who takes any such oath or engagement as is referred to in either of the last two preceding sections under compulsion, shall be excused from all punishment in respect
thereof if within fourteen days after the taking thereof, he declares 30 the same, and what he knows touching the same, and the persons
by whom, and in whose presence, and when and where such oath or engagement was administered or taken, by information on oath before one of Her Majesty's justices of the peace, or one of Her
Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or Her Majesty's Privy 35 Council; or if he is in actual service in Her Majesty's forces by sea
or land, either by such information on oath as aforesaid, or by information to his commanding officer, and if he makes such declaration within fourteen days after the taking of the oath, or if he is
hindered from making it by actual force or sickness then within four 40 days of the cessation of such hindrance.
SEDITIOUS INTENTION, SEDITIOUS WORDS, SEDITIOUS LIBELS, AND SEDITIOUS
To bring into hatred or contempt, or to excite disaffection against 5
Or to excite Her Majesty's subjects to attempt to procure, other- 10
Or to raise discontent or disaffection amongst Her Majesty's sub-
Or to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different 15 classes of such subjects:
No one shall be deemed to have a seditious intention only because he intends to show that Her Majesty has been misled or mistaken in her measures ;
20 Or to point out errors or defects in the Government or Constitution of the United Kingdom, or of any part of it, as by law established, or in the administration of justice, with a view to the reformation of such alleged errors or defects;
Or to excite Her Majesty's subjects to attempt to procure by lawful 25 means the alteration of any matter in Church or State by law established;
Or to point out, in order to their removal, matters which are producing, or have a tendency to produce, feelings of hatred and ill-will between different classes of Her Majesty's su bjects.
Seditious words are words expressive of or intended to carry into execution a seditious intention.
A seditious libel is a libel expressive of or intended to carry into
A seditious conspiracy is an agreement between two or more 35
PUNISHMENT OF SEDITIOUS OFFENCES.
Everyone who speaks any seditious words or publishes any 40 seditious libel, or is a party to any seditious conspiracy, shall be
guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable upon conviction A.D. 1878. thereof to simple imprisonment.
LIBELS ON FOREIGN POWERS.
Everyone shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall upon conviction thereof be liable to imprisonment, who publishes any libel tending to degrade, revile, or expose to hatred and contempt
any foreign prince, ambassador, or foreign dignitary, or any body of
intent to disturb peace and friendship between the United Kingdom
Provided that nothing shall be deemed to be an offence against
subjects of Her Majesty.
PIRACY BY THE LAW OF NATIONS DEFINED.
Piracy by the law of nations is
(a.) The act of doing any of the following things without public authority, and under such circumstances that the act if done in England would have been robbery as herein-after defined ; that is to
(i.) Taking a ship on the high seas or within the jurisdiction of
the Admiral from the possession or control of a person lawfully
of it without his consent;
of the goods or merchandise on board of any such vessel :
PUNISHMENT OF PIRACY.
Every one who commits piracy shall be guilty of an indictable
This section extends to all persons whatever, whether they are or are not svhjects of Her Majesty.
Everyone shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable upon conviction thereof to penal servitude for life :
(a.) Who fraudulently misappropriates any ship, vessel, or boat, arms, ammunition, or merchandize, with intent that they should be employed in committing piracy; or
(c.) Who knowingly trades with any pirate in any way whatever,
(d.) Knowingly consults or corresponds with any pirate.
This section extends to all acts done by any natural born or naturalized subject of Her Majesty in any part of the world. 40