Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The offense of agreeing for a consideration not to prosecute a crime. See 16 Mass. 91.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The offense committed by a person who, having bcen directly injured by a felony, agrees with the criminal that he will not prosecute him, on condition of the latter's making reparation or on recoipt of a reward or bribe not to prosecute. The offense of taking a reward for forbearing to prosecute a felony; as where a party robbad takes his goods again, or other amends, upon an agreement not to prosecute. Watson v. State, 29 Aria 299; Com. v. Pease, 16 Mass. 91.