Associations to the word «Criminal»


CRIMINAL, adjective. Being against the law; forbidden by law.
CRIMINAL, adjective. Guilty of breaking the law.
CRIMINAL, adjective. Of or relating to crime or penal law.
CRIMINAL, adjective. (figuratively) Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.
CRIMINAL, noun. A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law.
CRIMINAL CODE, noun. (legal) A document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.
CRIMINAL CODES, noun. Plural of criminal code
CRIMINAL CONVERSATION, noun. (legal) Unlawful sexual intercourse with a married person; adultery.
CRIMINAL LAW, noun. (legal) The area of law pertaining to crime and punishment.
CRIMINAL LAWS, noun. Plural of criminal law
CRIMINAL LAWYER, noun. (legal) A lawyer who specializes in criminal law
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE, noun. (legal) Failure to use reasonable care, and thus put someone at risk of injury or death.
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCES, noun. Plural of criminal negligence
CRIMINAL OFFENCES, noun. Plural of criminal offence
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, noun. (legal) The legal process for adjudicating claims that someone has violated criminal law.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURES, noun. Plural of criminal procedure
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGIST, noun. A psychologist specialized in examining the personality of convicted criminals and suspects.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY, noun. Branch of psychology which studies the wills, thoughts, intentions and reactions of criminals.
CRIMINAL RECORD, noun. A record of past crimes of which an individual has been convicted.
CRIMINAL RECORDS, noun. Plural of criminal record

Dictionary definition

CRIMINAL, noun. Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.
CRIMINAL, adjective. Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife".
CRIMINAL, adjective. Guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man".
CRIMINAL, adjective. Involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent".

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