Definition of criminal law in English:

criminal law

Syllabification: crim·i·nal law


  • A system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Contrasted with civil law.
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    • 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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