vol généreux

mlcorrad

Senior Member
English, USA
I would appreciate help translating the following:

"Le mobile n'est pas pris en consideration par le droit penal: [e.g.] vol genereux, vol par grevistes pour la remuneration des jours de greve, etc.."

"The motive is not taken into consideration in the criminal law: [e.g.] theft genereux, theft by strikers [when the motive is] for remuneration for the days on strike, etc."

My dictionaries (and this forum) give the meanings of 'genereux' as generous, bountiful, which doesn't make much sense in this context. Vol genereux is supposed to be an example of a crime where the motive doesn't matter--just as the motive for euthanasia doesn't keep it from being murder, in criminal law. Theft by strikers for compensation for lost work time is another example.

Thanks.
 
  • mlcorrad

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Yes, of course. I was thinking of vol genereux as a term of art, and missed the obvious possibility.

    Thanks.

    (But if in fact anyone is aware of a technical legal translation, I would appreciate it.)
     
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