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offence

(US), offense
American football
a. the team that has possession of the ball
b. the members of a team that play in such circumstances
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The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.
You may take offense or not but I always stick to mother truth.
The difficulty was, how to approach the subject without giving offense.
The whole evening Dolly was, as always, a little mocking in her tone to her husband, while Stepan Arkadyevitch was happy and cheerful, but not so as to seem as though, having been forgiven, he had forgotten his offense.
Not a single Indian war has yet been occasioned by aggressions of the present federal government, feeble as it is; but there are several instances of Indian hostilities having been provoked by the improper conduct of individual States, who, either unable or unwilling to restrain or punish offenses, have given occasion to the slaughter of many innocent inhabitants.
The pride of states, as well as of men, naturally disposes them to justify all their actions, and opposes their acknowledging, correcting, or repairing their errors and offenses.
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment.
Table 2--Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders, by Offense Type, 2012
The expanded offense data include trends in both crime volume and crime rate per 100,000 inhabitants.
Article 79 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provides the basic rule for lesser included offenses (LIOs): "An accused may be found guilty of an offense necessarily included in the offense charged or of an attempt to commit either the offense charged or an offense necessarily included therein.
Among the resolutions will be one setting the fines for illegal fireworks, illegal dumping and graffiti at $2,500 for a first offense, $5,000 for a second offense and $10,000 for a third offense within three years, City Attorney Matt Ditzhazy said.