Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/509

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-413Subchapter I—Rules of Interpretation § 1. Definitions As used in this title, unless it is otherwise provided or the context requires a different meaning: "bribe" means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective, or any promise or undertaking to give anything 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; "corruptly" means 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; "knowingly" means a personal knowledge; but it does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of the act or omission; "malice" and "maliciously" mean a wish to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or an intent to do a wrongful act, established either by proof or presiunption of law; "neglect", "negligence", "negligent", or "negligently" means a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns; and "willful" or "willfully", 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; and it does not require an intent to violate law, or to injure another, or to acquire any advantage. § 2. Scope of term "person** when used regarding protection of property When property or an interest is intended to be protected by a provision of this title and the general term "person" or any other general term is used to designate the party whose property it is intcjided to protect, the provision of this title and the protection thereby given extend to the property of the United States of America, or of a State and any other domestic or foreign political entity. This section does not restrict the meaning of the term "person" as defined under any other provision of this title or under section 61 of Title 1. Subchapter II—Types of Crimes or Offenses § 21. Definition of crime or public off ense A crime or public offense is an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and, upon conviction, punishable by: (1) death; (2) imprisonment; (3) fine; (4) removal from office; or (5) disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit. § 22. Union of act and intent or negligence; manifestations and presumptions as to intent I n every crime or public offense there must exist a union or joint operation of an act and intent or criminal negligence. The intent is manifested by the circumstances connected with the offense and the sound mind and discretion of the accused. All persons are of sound mind who are neither idiots nor insane.