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commit

To physically update to a record. See two-phase commit.
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Here an unfortunate special laughed again, whereupon the magistrate threatened to commit him instantly.
Then I'll commit him--I'll commit him as such,' said Mr.
Jinks,' said the magistrate, 'I shall commit that man for contempt.
All constitutional acts of power, whether in the executive or in the judicial department, have as much legal validity and obligation as if they proceeded from the legislature; and therefore, whatever name be given to the power of making treaties, or however obligatory they may be when made, certain it is, that the people may, with much propriety, commit the power to a distinct body from the legislature, the executive, or the judicial.
In matters of high importance, particularly in cases relating to the game, the justice was not always attentive to these admonitions of his clerk; for, indeed, in executing the laws under that head, many justices of peace suppose they have a large discretionary power, by virtue of which, under the notion of searching for and taking away engines for the destruction of the game, they often commit trespasses, and sometimes felony, at their pleasure.
Mrs Western said, "she knew the law much better; that she had known servants very severely punished for affronting their masters;" and then named a certain justice of the peace in London, "who," she said, "would commit a servant to Bridewell at any time when a master or mistress desired it.
In Florida, for example, anyone aged 16 or older who commits murder is sentenced to mandatory life in prison without parole.
Few, if any, organized serial murderers are psychotic at the time they commit their offenses.
Sometimes top executives commit fraud because of their personal financial difficulties.
Peers have also been proven to have an effect on students who commit violent acts on school grounds (Howell, 1994; Williams, et al.
The above cases illustrate that if a non-Indian commits a crime against an Indian on a reservation then the federal government has jurisdiction.
Criminologist Gil Geis, a former member of the President's Crime Council, says there's a correlation between crime and age: "Younger people--especially males--are likely to commit more traditional crimes such as robbery, larceny and assault.