mute of malice

Definition of mute of malice

English law
: the silence assumed by a prisoner able to plead a felony but refusing to do so and thereby formerly exposing himself to the penalty of torture and death

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“Mute of malice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mute%20of%20malice. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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