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1. To sink or lower a person in the estimation of the public.

2. As a man's character is of great importance to him, and it is his interest to retain the good opinion of all mankind, when he is a witness, he cannot be compelled to disclose any matter which would tend to disgrace or degrade him. A question having that tendency, however, may be asked, and, in such case, when the witness chooses to answer it, the answer is conclusive.

Source : Bouvier 1856

Language : English


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