Section 1-1-6

Certain acts or omissions not public offenses.

Acts or omissions to which a pecuniary penalty is attached, recoverable by action by a person for his own use, or for the use, in whole or in part, of the state, or of a county or municipal corporation, are not public offenses within the meaning of this Code.

(Code 1852, §4; Code 1867, §3543; Code 1876, §4097; Code 1886, §3700; Code 1896, §4651; Code 1907, §6755; Code 1923 §3873; Code 1940, T. 1, §6.)