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The Aztec Socitey A certain way to live Laws and ways of the Aztec community Aztec justice was swift and generally inforgiveing for crimes were dangerous to a balanced world Boone 117 Crime The people that wandered from the morally right ways were cast out of the Aztec Society They would or could be physically shuned from their altepetl and would be forced into the wilderness with nothing And no other altepetl would take them in Murders were killed unless the victims family decides to place them in bondaged Thieves had to repay what they stole but not in money but by becoming slaves to the victims they stole from Repeated offenders were killed If the victims did not want the offenders near them they would just sell the criminals to other people in the surrounding community Adulterers if caught were taken into the marketplace and stoned to death If anyone in the crminal court such as judges and tax collectors were dishonest they would be executed If a young commoner became drunk if caught he was beaten with wooden stroves But if he was the child of a nobleman thenhe would be strangled Dress Code Sumpturary laws were set down by moctezuma the elder which regulated a dress code for nobles and commoners The reason for this was that one would easily recognized each persons position in the surrounding community It was almost impossible to dress above or below ones standing The sumptuary laws were written down in Durans chronicle and had specification to the types of fabric and designs and the length of the mens cloak that was allowed Nobles were called pipiltins and these people considered themselves decendants of the first Mexica Monarch Both nobles and commoners had to follow a strict dress code No one whether they were noble or not could not dress above his or her station People of noble blood dressed in elaborate
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