2005 Idaho Code - 18-101 — DEFINITION OF TERMS

                                  TITLE  18
                            CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
                                  CHAPTER 1
                            PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
    18-101.  DEFINITION OF TERMS. The following words have in this code the
signification attached to them in this section, unless otherwise apparent from
the context:
    1.  The word "wilfully," when applied to the intent with which an act is
done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act or
make the omission referred to. It does not require any intent to violate law,
or to injure another, or to acquire any advantage.
    2.  The words "neglect," "negligence," "negligent," and "negligently,"
import a want of such attention to the nature of probable consequences of the
act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own
concerns.
    3.  The word "corruptly," imports a wrongful design to acquire or cause
some pecuniary or other advantage to the person guilty of the act or omission
referred to, or to some other person.
    4.  The words "malice," and "maliciously," import a wish to vex, annoy, or
injure another person, or an intent to do a wrongful act, established either
by proof or presumption of law.
    5.  The word "knowingly," imports only a knowledge that the facts exist
which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. It does
not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.
    6.  The word "bribe," signifies anything of value or advantage, present or
prospective, or any promise or undertaking to give any, asked, given, or
accepted, with a corrupt intent to influence, unlawfully, the person to whom
it is given, in his action, vote or opinion, in any public or official
capacity.
    7.  Where the word "person" is used in this code to designate the party
whose property may be the subject of any offense, it includes this state, any
other state, any territory, government, or country, which may lawfully own
property within this state, and all public and private corporations or joint
associations, as well as individuals.

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