Cum actio fuerit mere criminalis, institui poterit ab initio criminaliter vel civiliter

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

When an action is merely criminal, it can be instituted either criminally or civilly at the beginning.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary