beccaria

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Beccaria (Italian bɛkaˈria)
 
n
Cesare Bonesana (ˈtʃɛzare bɔnɛˈzɑːna), Marchese de. 1738--94, Italian legal theorist and political economist; author of the influential treatise Crimes and Punishments (1764), which attacked corruption, torture, and capital punishment

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