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[9] as for example “Rabirius killed Saturninus,”1 or complex like the following: “The offence committed by Lucius Varenus falls under the law of assassination for he procured the murder of Gaius Varenus, the wounding of Gnaeus Varenus and also the murder of Salarius.”2 In the latter case there will be a number of propositions, a statement which also applies to civil suits as well. But in a complex case there may be a number of questions and bases:3 for instance the accused may deny one fact, justify another and plead technical grounds to show4 that a third fact is not actionable. In such cases the pleader will have to consider what requires refutation and where that refutation should be placed.

1 cp. v. xi. 6.

2 cp. v. xiii. 38.

3 cp. III. vi. 1 sq.

4 cp. III. vi. 23 and 52.

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