divisible offense

noun

: an offense the commission of which involves the commission of one of a lesser grade so that on the former there can be an acquittal and on the latter a conviction

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“Divisible offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisible%20offense. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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