will not be in the same case as a wife, for such persons are bound to accuse [the  man] or to withdraw from his service; otherwise they are taken to consent. 1If a  woman has been condemned for a crime and is pregnant, execution of sentence is  sometimes deferred after judgment rendered until she has given birth,2 whether  conception took place before the offence or after it. To the same intent is D. 48.19.3,  where it is said that punishment of a pregnant woman who is condemned is deferred  until she gives birth, nor is she to be put to the question so long as she is pregnant,  that is, she may not be tortured.
Of manifest theft and of an approver who confesses.
 When one caught with the proceeds of theft, [sometimes3 without any [such]  proof,] confesses the theft and that he is a thief, or confesses the homicide or robbery,  or that he has committed some other felony, or been outlawed, or has broken  gaol, or abjured the realm, or has done something because of which he bears his  judgment with him, the lord king may if he wishes grant him his life and members on  condition that he rid the country of [so many] criminals, by his body or by the  country or by flight, according as the number and method is agreed upon between  them. He may appeal any he wishes of confederacy and theft, or of any other  felony, unless4 he is law-abiding and in frankpledge, [or] has a lord who avows him,  [or] is willing to put himself on the country. 5<[Those who] bear their judgment with  them, that is, those condemned by sentence of the court, have no appeal against  anyone, law-abiding or not, because their rod is completely broken. But this will not  be true of an approver, for though he has confessed the crime he has not received  judgment.>6[If the law-abiding appellee is delivered by the country, the lawless  approver will be condemned as a liar and taken as convicted.]7[If he is not in a  tithing and has no lord who avows him and refuses to put himself on the country,  then, since there is nothing to be said in his favour8 and he is thus on a par with the  appellor, let the duel proceed between them.9 And so if on the appeal of an approver  he puts himself on the country with respect to the robbery and theft, or the other  felony alleged against him by the approver, and is found suspect by the country, let  the duel proceed between them.] For a felon or a self-confessed thief has no right to  speak against a law-abiding man who is able and willing to put himself on the country  regarding his obedience to the law. 10When a man has confessed theft or other  felony and become an approver before any who have record with respect to such  confession, he either persists in that intention before the justices or he does not.  If he does not, but