Definition of Crime

1. Noun. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act. "A long record of crimes"




2. Noun. An evil act not necessarily punishable by law. "Crimes of the heart"
Generic synonyms: Evildoing, Transgression
Derivative terms: Criminal, Incriminate

Definition of Crime

1. n. Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.

Definition of Crime

1. Noun. A specific act committed in violation of the law. ¹

2. Noun. The practice or habit of committing crimes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crime

1. a violation of the law [n -S]

Medical Definition of Crime

1. A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crime

criers
cries
cries blue murder
cries for help
cries off
cries out
cries out against
cries out for
cries uncle
cries wolf
criest
crieth
crik
crikey
crim
crime (current term)
crime-buster
crime-ridden
crime against humanity
crime buster
crime lord
crime lords
crime rate
crime scene
crime scenes
crime syndicate
crime victims
crime wave

Literary usage of Crime

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"crime and criminals—Continued Medical examination Study of the physical condition of one thousand delinquents seen in court. VV Anderson and C. 11. Leonard. ..."

2. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"Other sources of crime — some more, some less prolific — as ascertained by the researches of this society, and spread out in detail on the pages of our ..."

3. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"CHAPTER I. THE EXTENT OF JUVENILE crime. General observations on criminal returns—Extent of crime only approximately known—The most comprehensive record of ..."

4. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"DEFINITION OF crime «. A crime may be generally defined as the commission or ... "A crime is any wrong which the government deems injurious to the public at ..."

5. Criminology by Raffaele Garofalo (1914)
"Rationale of the Natural crime. 5 6. The Delimitation of Criminality. ... The Need of a Sociologic Notion of crime • The Lack of a Sociologic Definition of ..."

6. Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World edited by Ugljesa Zvekic, Anna Alvazzi Del Frate (1996)
"THE INTERNATIONAL crime (VICTIM) SURVEY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Rationale and history of the project For a long time the only available information on crime ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"I. A crime is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, ... i -, future chapters be rendered more precise, comprehends both crime in ..."

8. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"crime and criminals—Continued Medical examination Study of the physical condition of one thousand delinquents seen in court. VV Anderson and C. 11. Leonard. ..."

9. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"Other sources of crime — some more, some less prolific — as ascertained by the researches of this society, and spread out in detail on the pages of our ..."

10. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"CHAPTER I. THE EXTENT OF JUVENILE crime. General observations on criminal returns—Extent of crime only approximately known—The most comprehensive record of ..."

11. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"DEFINITION OF crime «. A crime may be generally defined as the commission or ... "A crime is any wrong which the government deems injurious to the public at ..."

12. Criminology by Raffaele Garofalo (1914)
"Rationale of the Natural crime. 5 6. The Delimitation of Criminality. ... The Need of a Sociologic Notion of crime • The Lack of a Sociologic Definition of ..."

13. Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World edited by Ugljesa Zvekic, Anna Alvazzi Del Frate (1996)
"THE INTERNATIONAL crime (VICTIM) SURVEY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Rationale and history of the project For a long time the only available information on crime ..."

14. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"I. A crime is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, ... i -, future chapters be rendered more precise, comprehends both crime in ..."

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