mens rea


mens rea

noun Law.

  1. a criminal intent.

noun

  1. law a criminal intention or knowledge that an act is wrong. It is assumed to be an ingredient of all criminal offences although some minor statutory offences are punishable irrespective of itCompare actus reus

Latin phrase meaning “guilty mind.”

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