Definition of DANGEROUS WEAPON in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.
Definition of DANGEROUS WEAPON
One dangerous to life; one by the use of which a fatal wound may probably or possibly be given. As the manner of use enters into the consideration as well as other circumstances, the question is often one of fact for the jury, but not infrequently one of law for the court. U. S. v. Reeves, C.C.Tex., 38 F. 404; Parman v. Lemmon, 119 Kan. 323, 244 P. 227, 229, 44 A.L.R. 1500; State v. Penton, 157 La. 68, 102 So. 14, 15; deadly weapon distinguished State v. Walden, 41 N.M. 418, 70 P.2d 149, 150; Crawford v. State, 174 Md. 175, 197 A. 866, 867.
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