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Well, it may be, gentlemen, that he will make no defence on these points, but will state again to you what he had the boldness to say before the arbitrator1—that it is not a use of a forbidden word to say that someone has killed his father, since the law does not prohibit that, but does disallow the use of the word “murderer.”

1 At the preliminary trial, which was subject to appeal to a higher court. See Introduction, p. 196, note b.

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