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[39] Hence arise such questions as the following. “You have stolen private money, but since you stole it from a temple, it is not theft but sacrilege.” “You have killed adulterers, an act permitted by law, but since the act was done in a brothel, it is murder.” "You have committed an assault, but since the object of your assault was a magistrate, the crime is lèse-majesté.

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