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    Crime
    /krīm/

    noun

  2. The meaning of CRIME is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government; especially : a gross violation of law. How to use crime in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of Crime.

  3. A crime is behavior that is punishable as a public offense. The elements of a crime generally come from statutes , but may also be supplied by the common law in states where the criminal common law still carries force.

  4. Jul 13, 2024 · Crime, the intentional commission of an act usually deemed socially harmful or dangerous and specifically defined, prohibited, and punishable under criminal law. Most countries have enacted a criminal code in which all of the criminal law can be found, though English law—the source of many other.

  5. noun. an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. Synonyms: felony, tort, misdemeanor, wrong.

  6. an unacceptable or very unreasonable act or situation: To have hundreds of homeless people sleeping in the streets of a rich city like London is a crime.

  7. an unacceptable or very unreasonable act or situation: To have hundreds of homeless people sleeping in the streets of a rich city like London is a crime.

  8. A crime is an illegal action or activity for which a person can be punished by law. He and Lieutenant Cassidy were checking the scene of the crime. Mr Steele has committed no crime and poses no danger to the public. Endangering their lives will be regarded as a crime against humanity.

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