dominant theme


dominant theme
Within meaning of requirement that before any material can be found to be obscene the dominant theme of material taken as a whole must appeal to prurient interest in sex means prevailing, governing, influencing or controlling idea. State ex rel. Dowd v. "Pay the Baby Sitter", Com.Pl., 31 Ohio Misc. 208, 287 N.E.2d 650, 654.
See also obscene

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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