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Crime meaning

crime - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; " a long record of crimes"
  2. 2. Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
  3. 3. Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
  4. 4. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
  5. 5. That which occasion crime.
  6. 6. A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures.
  7. 7. A wicked violation of law.

crime - examples of usage

  1. He had gone to prevent crime. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It was a crime, a crime! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. There is no school of crime in the country. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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