A formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.
A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing.
To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
To take account or note; -- with
Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
That which occasion crime.
Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.
Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.
The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right.