Crime

Definition of Crime

Pronunciation: krīm
n.1.Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
2.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.
3.Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
- Pope.
4.That which occasion crime.
The tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall.
- Spenser.
Capital crime
a crime punishable with death.

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