When a person who is a party to the planning of a crime makes a timely repudiation and takes steps considered sufficient for neutralizing any assistance or other material that the person provided before the crime is actually committed.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) The act of forfeiting a right. For example, in wills and estates, if a beneficiary does not want to take an inheritance, the beneficiary can make a renunciation of that inheritance. 2) In criminal law, renunciation is abandoning a crime before it takes place.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm