19-103. Criminal action defined. The proceedings by which a party charged with a public offense is accused and brought to trial and punishment is known as a criminal action.
[(19-103) Cr. Prac. 1864, sec. 7, p.214; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 7352; C.S., sec. 8618; I.C.A., sec. 19-103.]