Associations to the word «Crime»


CRIME, noun. (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
CRIME, noun. (uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
CRIME, noun. (uncountable) criminal acts collectively.
CRIME, noun. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
CRIME, noun. (obsolete) That which occasions crime.
CRIME, verb. (nonstandard) (rare) To commit crime(s).
CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, noun. (legal) A large-scale persecution of or atrocity against a body of people.
CRIME AGAINST NATURE, noun. (legal) Any of various sexual deviations that, at one time or another, have been considered to be so unnatural as to be illegal
CRIME BUSTER, noun. Alternative spelling of crimebuster
CRIME LORD, noun. A person who is in charge of a criminal organization
CRIME LORDS, noun. Plural of crime lord
CRIME OF PASSION, noun. A crime, typically a violent crime such as assault or murder, committed against a loved one because of sudden jealous rage or heartbreak rather than as a premeditated act.
CRIME PASSIONEL, noun. Alternative form of crime passionnel
CRIME PASSIONNEL, noun. A crime of passion, especially a murder committed from motives of jealousy. [from 19th c.]
CRIME SCENE, noun. The location of a crime; especially one at which forensic evidence is collected in a controlled manner
CRIME SCENES, noun. Plural of crime scene

Dictionary definition

CRIME, noun. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes".
CRIME, noun. An evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart".

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley