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[32] The definition produced by the accuser will run as follows: “The man whose act leads to another's death is the cause of his death.” The definition given by the accused will be, “He who wittingly commits an act which must necessarily lead [p. 103] to another's death, is the cause of his death.” Without any formal definition it would be sufficient for the accuser to argue as follows: “You were the cause of his death, for it was your act that led to his death: but for your act he would still be alive.”

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