nounSouth African Law
A wilful injury to someone’s dignity, caused by the use of obscene or racially offensive language or gestures.
More example sentences
- Gunn said the charges ranged from intimidation, assault by threats, crimen injuria and contraventions of the Post Office Act.
- Sampson had several other cases against him, including assault, crimen injuria and malicious damage to property.
- The woman pleaded guilty to crimen injuria and was fined R1500 in court.
Latin, from crimen 'accusation' + injuria 'indignity'.