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Meaning of Duplicity
The technical fault of combining two or more offenses in the same count of an indictment . The rule is that each count in an indictment should refer to a single transaction and where the count refers to more than one transaction, it is bad for duplicity. See U.S. v Gerhart, (D.C.W.Va.) 275 F. Supp. 443.
Duplicity Alternative Definition
(Lat. duplex, twofold; double). The union of more than one cause of action in one court in a writ, or more than one defense in one place, or more than a single breach in a replication. 1 Woodb. & M. (U. S.) 381.
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