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Homer C.

Itable BSCJE 2-C


1. Bill of Attainder- is a legislative act which inflicts punishment without trial. Its essence is the
substitution of a legislative act for a judicial determination of guilt. They are an ancient instrument of
tyranny. In England, a few centuries back, Parliament would oftentimes enact bills or statutes which
declare certain persons attainted and their blood corrupted so that it lost heritable quality. In modern
times, a bill of attainder is essentially a usurpation of judicial power by a legislative body. It envisages
and effects the imposition of a penalty the deprivation of life, liberty of property not by ordinary
process of judicial trial but by legislative fiat.

2. Ex post facto law- Latin for "from after the action" or "after the facts" is a law that retroactively
changes the legal consequences or status of actions that were committed, or relationships that
existed, before the enactment of the law. In criminal law, it may criminalize actions that were legal
when committed.

3. Intentional felony- With respect to a result or to conduct described by a statute defining an
offense, that a person's objective is to cause that result or to engage in that conduct.

4. Culpable felony- It may be committed by means of deceit or fault. Those which are committed by
fault are called culpable felonies. There is fault when the wrongful act results from imprudence,
negligence, lack of foresight or lack of skill.

5. Impossible crime-Any person performing an act which would be an offense against persons or
property, were it not for the inherent impossibility of its accomplishment or an account of the
employment of inadequate or ineffectual means.

6. Error e persona- Is a Latin term that means error of the person. It refers to mistake of a
persons identity.

7. Aberratio Ictus- Is a Latin term that means accidental harm to a person. For example, a
perpetrator aims at a bunt by chance or lack of skill hits. The appropriateness of assessing criminal
liability depends heavily upon one's evaluation of the importance of the identity of the victim as an
element of the offence in question.

8. Praetor intentionan -Outside the moral intention doing something harmful in the course of doing
something morally neutral or good.

9. Mistake in fact- May sometimes mean that, while a person has committed the physical element of
an offence, because they were laboring under a mistake of fact.


Robert P. Ursinado Jr. BSCJE 2-C
1. Bill of Attainder- Is a legislative act that a judicial determination of guilt and inflicts punishment
without trial. In ancient times many happen like this like in England, a few centuries back, Parliament
would oftentimes enact bills or statutes which declare certain persons attainted and their blood corrupted
so that it lost heritable quality.

2. Ex post facto law-Is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences before the enactment of
the law. In criminal law, it may criminalize actions that were legal when committed.

3. Intentional felony- that a person's objective is to cause that result or to engage in that conduct.

4. Culpable felony- It may be committed by means of deceit or fault. Those which are committed by
fault are called culpable felonies. There is fault when the wrongful act results from imprudence,
negligence, lack of foresight or lack of skill.

5. Impossible crime-Were it not for the inherent impossibility of its accomplishment or an account of
the employment of inadequate or ineffectual means.

6. Error e persona- Is a Latin term that means error of the person It refers to mistake of a persons
identity of person in another.

7. Aberratio Ictus- The appropriateness of assessing criminal liability depends heavily upon one's
evaluation of the importance of the identity of the victim as an element of the offence in question.

8. Praetor intentionan -Outside the moral intention doing something harmful in the course of doing
something morally neutral or good.

9. Mistake in fact- May sometimes mean that, while a person has committed the physical element of an
offence, because they were laboring under a mistake of fact.