A lesser offense that is related to the greater offense because it shares several of the elements of the greater offense and is of the same class or category.
? For example, shoplifting is a cognate offense of larceny because both crimes require the element of taking property with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of that property. Cf. lesser included offense. [Cases: Indictment and Information 191(.5).]
How would a bilingual lawyer translate the term cognate offense into Chinese?
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