Fox’s Libel Act

Definition of Fox’s Libel Act

In English law, this was the statute 52 Geo. Ill, c. 60, which secured to juries, upon the trial of indictments for libel, the right of pronouncing a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter in issue, and no longer bound them to find a verdict of guilty on proof of the publication of the paper charged to be a libel, and of the sense ascribed to it in the indictment.

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