Definition of criminal law in English:

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criminal law


[mass noun]
A system of law concerned with the punishment of offenders: it is the function of the criminal law to punish 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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