- A person who has committed a crime: these men are dangerous criminalsMore example sentences
lawbreaker, offender, villain, delinquent, malefactor, culprit, wrongdoer, transgressor, sinner; young offender, juvenile delinquent; felon, thief, robber, armed robber, burglar, housebreaker, shoplifter, mugger, rapist, fraudster, swindler, racketeer, gunman, gangster, outlaw, bandit, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist; in Japan yakuzaAustralian • informal crimSouth African • informal lightyWest Indian • informal tiefBritish • rhyming slang tea leaf• informal , • dated cracksmanLaw malfeasant, misfeasor, infractor
- One of the uses of capital punishment is to deter other criminals from committing more crimes.
- Most heroin users were criminals who committed crimes before they ever used drugs.
- A threat as harsh as death to all that commit a serious crime would deter some criminals.
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- 1Relating to crime: he is charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damageMore example sentences
unlawful, illegal, against the law, illicit, illegitimate, lawbreaking, lawless, felonious, delinquent, culpable, villainous, nefarious, corrupt, fraudulent; indictable, punishable, actionable, unauthorized, unsanctioned, outlawed, banned, forbidden, interdicted, proscribed; wrong, bad, evil, wicked, iniquitous• informal crooked, shady, dirtyBritish • informal bent, dodgyLaw malfeasant
- The crimes include shoplifting, assault, public order offences, theft and criminal damage.
- After the verdict, he revealed that Bailey had a long record for theft, criminal damage and car crime.
- He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each of the spamming and criminal conspiracy offences.
- 1.1 Law Relating to crime as opposed to civil matters: a criminal courtMore example sentences
- Should the rules for disclosure be different for civil and criminal matters?
- The principles applied by the civil / criminal court are sound and based on experience and aim at doing justice.
- It is important to note, however, that the right covers civil as well as criminal litigation.
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- We have an obvious case of gross misconduct, for example, serious criminality, corruption, that sort of thing.
- It would be useful to know how the US managed to reduce criminality during the 1990s.
- He had threatened us with allegations of bias, criminality, and corruption.
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- However, I cant take it with me into many of the buildings I go into, and leaving it in the car would be criminally negligent.
- Could we even be held criminally liable for such a death, since we made the call knowing such an outcome was likely?
- Then the facility housed 448 inmates, of that number forty-two were criminally insane.
late Middle English (as an adjective): from late Latin criminalis, from Latin crimen, crimin- (see crime).