Definition of criminal law in English:

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criminal law

Pronunciation: /ˌkrim(ə)n(ə)l ˈlô/


A system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Contrasted with civil law.
Example sentences
  • The second relationship between public international law and international criminal law is more complex.
  • Such protection will often include not only police protection but also a system of state criminal law under which offenders may be prosecuted.
  • I did a fair amount of criminal law and civil law, but generally it was conveyancing.

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Syllabification: crim·i·nal law

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