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Insult (in Austrian law: Ehrenbeleidigung): under Section 115 of the Austrian Penal Code, verbal abuse, mocking and physical mal-treatment only prosecuted upon application of the injured party (within a period of 6 weeks); these offences are only punishable by a court sentence if they are committed publicly or in the presence of at least three persons. In the absence of such publicity, provincial legislation of some provinces classifies such offences as only punishable under administrative law (trespass to a person´s honour). If the insult results in a property tort, the victim can sue the offender for damages.