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" ... does not in the opinion of the Court, understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received though not given upon oath, if, in the opinion of the court, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception... "
The Juvenile Court Record - Page 8
1908
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Summary Jurisdiction Procedure: Being the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, 1848 ...

Cecil George Douglas - Justices of the peace - 1907 - 578 pages
...years may be received though not given upon oath, if she is, in the opinion of the court or justices, possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence, and understands the dnty of speaking the trnth. Corroboration, implicating the accused, of such testimony thereunder admitted...
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A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law ..., Volume 1

John Henry Wigmore - Evidence (Law) - 1907 - 3921 pages
...such child may be received though not given under oath, it* in the opinion of the Court or magistrate such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence. But no person shall be held or convicted of an offence upon such testimony unsupported by other evidence")....
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Magisterial Cases: Reprinted from ... the Justice of the Peace ..., Volume 12

Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...of this child to be received at all, though not on oath, she must be, in the opinion of the court, possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence, and she must understand the duty of speaking the truth. It is clear, therefore, that to understand the...
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The Criminal Code and the Law of Criminal Evidence in Canada: Being an ...

W. J. Tremeear - Criminal law - 1908 - 1030 pages
...the opinion of the court or justices. as the case may be, such girl or other child of tender years is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...and understands the duty of speaking the truth. 2. But no person shall be liable to be convicted of the offence, unless the testimony admitted by virtue...
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The Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York, Being Chapter 442 ...

New York (State) - Criminal law - 1908
...not in the opinion of the court or magistrate understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received though not given under oath if, in the opinion of the court or magistrate such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of...
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Burge's Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws Generally: And ..., Volume 2

William Burge - Comparative law - 1908
...under certain criminal statutes, even though he does not understand the nature of an oath, provided he is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence and to understand the duty of speaking the truth, but such testimony must be corroborated, and if false...
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Sessional Papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario, Volume 8

Ontario. Legislative Assembly - Ontario - 1909
...does not, in the opinion of the judge, under- jUU sian" the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received, though not given under oath,...sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of tl<.-> evidence and understands the duty of speaking the truth. (2) No person shall be convicted upon...
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Canadian Criminal Cases Annotated: Series of Reports of Important ..., Volume 15

Criminal law - 1910
...child, in the opinion of the Judge, does not understand the nature of an oath, but, in his opinion, is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...evidence, and understands the duty of speaking the truth. In this case the Judge has given his opinion to the above effect on both points, so that the question...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of ..., Volume 196

New York (State). Court of Appeals, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Hiram Edward Sickels - Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...and in the opinion of the court such child does not understand the nature of an oath, the evidence may be received "though not given under oath if, in the opinion of the court or magistrate such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of...
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The Penal Law and Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York: As ...

New York (State) - Criminal law - 1911 - 1411 pages
...not in the opinion of the court or magistrate understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received though not given under oath if, in the opinion of the court or magistrate such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of...
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