Definitions of crime

  1. an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which occasion crime. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A violation of law: offence: sin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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Usage examples for crime

  1. Yes; he called it a crime – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. That does not look like accident, but crime – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green