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Absichtsdelikt

Substantiv

partial

mens rea

noun

Definitions of mens rea

the mental state required, together with actus reus to be guilty of committing crime; guilty mind (=the criminal wanted to commit the crime); criminal intent; intention

Although it was established that the defendant caused the accident, he did not possess the requisite mens rea for the offence and was therefore acquitted.