mens rea

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From Latin mēns rea (literally guilty mind).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛnz ˈɹiːə/

Noun[edit]

mens rea (plural mentes reae)

  1. (law) a guilty mind, a conscious knowing by the perpetrator that the act he/she committed was illicit

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