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heinous

n. bad; bad-looking; horrible, as in heinous crime. (A standard English word, used in a slangy context.) Where on earth did you get hat heinous outfit?
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The heinousness and gravity of the crimes-or in the words of the Rome Statute, the recognition that such grave crimes, being "the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole," threaten "the peace, security and well-being of the world"-underline the universal interest in their repression, and entails the personal criminal liability of the perpetrators.
quantitative description of the heinousness of a specific capital crime.
192) Though difficult to accept, given the heinousness of the crime, children are "witnesses against the accused" under the Sixth Amendment.
Considering the period from the mid-1860s to the early 1890s, Conley has provided valuable insights into the different manifestations of violence in Irish society after the Famine, how these acts were reported by the press, and the ways that courts attempted to distinguish between degrees of heinousness.
One can scarcely top the heinousness of attacking people while they are enjoying a peaceful festival of sport," Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement.
The attribution of equivalence to a spectrum of government policies to purge ethnic, political, racial, religious, and social groups runs the risk of conflating and trivializing the heinousness of instances of authentic genocides like the Holocaust.
cases, the trial court concluded that the heinousness of the crime was pivotal to its decision to override.
Perhaps the anxiety generated by the heinousness of sex crimes is offset by imagining a contained subpopulation--regulated, constricted, publicized--as the sole perps.
It is a sad day when the Court of Appeals deviates from its heretofore robust protection of the right to counsel as conceived under the State's Constitution solely because of the proof of guilt and the heinousness of the crimes alleged.
Madame Prosecutor is a lengthy discussion of the heinousness of crimes against humanity and a poignant plea for a better international crimi-nal justice system.
Prosecutors said they indicted Goto even though he was already under a finalized death sentence in light of the heinousness of Kuriyama's alleged murder.
He elaborates on "different degrees of heinousness for war crimes.
1993) (en banc) (parent-child relationship between the defendant and the victim can support a finding of heinousness and depravity).
As Winship remarks, "the heinousness of opponents needed to be magnified in order to get people to perceive them as opponents.
The ordinary person judges the culpability of a murderer more by the heinousness of his crime than by the method of killing which he employed; but the Government recognised in the framing of the Homicide Act that there is--as the Royal Commission .