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offence British & World English

A breach of a law or rule; an illegal act

offence English Thesaurus

he denied having committed any offence

no offence British & World English

Do not be offended

summary offence British & World English

An offence within the scope of a summary court

arrestable offence British & World English

An offence for which there is a fixed mandatory penalty or which carries a sentence of at least five years' imprisonment (e.g. theft)

political offence British & World English

An offence regarded as justifiable or deserving of special consideration because of its political motivation

take offence in offence English Thesaurus

he went out, making it clear he'd taken offence