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victimless crime Syllabification: vic·tim·less crime

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of victimless crime in English:


A legal offense to which all parties consent and no party is injured: software piracy is far from a victimless crime
More example sentences
  • Leonard suggests that this spending could drop to as little as $10 / month if we stop prosecuting drug offenses and other victimless crimes.
  • It's time we got the government out of the business of regulating consensual and victimless crimes.
  • Prostitution has been called a victimless crime, because women are assumed to consent and that therefore no harm is done.
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