Criminal

Definition of Criminal

Crim´i`nal   Pronunciation: kr?m´?-nal
a.1.Guilty of crime or sin.
The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God.
- Rogers.
2.Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; - said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.
Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not criminal in themselves.
- Addison.
3.Relating to crime; - opposed to civil; as, the criminal code.
The officers and servants of the crown, violating the personal liberty, or other right of the subject . . . were in some cases liable to criminal process.
- Hallam.
Criminal action
(Law) an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime.
Criminal conversation
(Law) unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; - usually abbreviated, crim. con.
Criminal law
the law which relates to crimes.
n.1.One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.

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