Definitions of crime

  1. an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. That which occasion crime. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures.
  9. A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. The breaking of the law; an offense against morality or the public welfare; wrongdoing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A violation of law: offence: sin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A wicked violation of law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An act punishable by law; sin; any grave offense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. An act in violation of law; a gross violation; any great wickedness or wrong. Capital crime, a crime punishable with death. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A violation or breaking of some human or divine law; a serious fault; iniquity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. kr[=i]m, n. a violation of law: an act punishable by law: offence: sin.--adjs. CRIME'FUL, criminal; CRIME'LESS, without crime, innocent; CRIMINAL (krim'-), relating to crime: guilty of crime: violating laws.--n. one guilty of crime.--ns. CRIM'INALIST, one versed in criminal law; CRIMINAL'ITY, guiltiness.--adv. CRIM'INALLY.--v.t. CRIM'IN[=A]TE, to accuse.--n. CRIMIN[=A]'TION, act of criminating: accusation.--adjs. CRIM'IN[=A]TIVE, CRIM'IN[=A]TORY, involving crimination or accusation.--ns. CRIMINOL'OGIST; CRIMINOL'OGY, that branch of anthropology which treats of crime and criminals.--adj. CRIM'INOUS, criminal--now chiefly in the phrase 'a criminous clerk.'--n. CRIM'INOUSNESS.--CRIMINAL CONVERSATION, often CRIM. CON., adultery. [Fr.,--L. crimen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Act (usu. Grave offence) punishable by law; evil act, sin. Hence crimeless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] Any violation of law, either divine or human; a gross offence; an outrage or great wrong. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. An act contrary to right, an offence, a great fault. Complete Dictionary

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