actus reus

noun
ac·tus re·us | \ ˈak-təs-ˈrē-əs, ˈäk-tu̇s-ˈrā-u̇s \

Legal Definition of actus reus 

: the wrongful act that makes up the physical action of a crime — see also crime — compare mens rea

History and Etymology for actus reus

New Latin, guilty deed

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