Definition of Criminal law

1. Noun. The body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment.

Definition of Criminal law

1. Noun. (legal) The area of law pertaining to crime and punishment. ¹

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Medical Definition of Criminal law

1. A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Law

criminal abortion
criminal anthropology
criminal congress
criminal contempt
criminal conversation
criminal court
criminal hygiene
criminal insanity
criminal law (current term)
criminal laws
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal negligences
criminal offence
criminal offences
criminal possession
criminal procedure
criminal procedures
criminal prosecution
criminal psychologist
criminal psychology
criminal record
criminal records

Literary usage of Criminal law

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)
"See Insanity and crime criminal law Die geminderte zurechnungsfähigkeit nach dem ... J Crim Law 7:495-504 N '16 France French and American criminal law. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"criminal law ®=785( 10)—Instruction as to impeachment of witnesses not confusing or ... criminal law <3=770(3)—Instruction as to contentions of parties not ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"criminal law, the law defining (substantive) or punishing (adjective) criminal offences. ... Zweck im Recht, i; STEPHEN, Hist, of criminal law in England. ..."

4. Criminal Justice in Cleveland: Reports of the Cleveland Foundation Survey of by Cleveland Foundation, Roscoe Pound, Felix Frankfurter, Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1922)
"In criminal law the dangers involved in such discretion are obvious. ... But there are two circumstances in criminal law that require a wide discretion on ..."

5. Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1903)
"W. С x>k of criminal law. 2d ed. Clark, W: . sh. $3.75. ... Rust, С D. flex. im. alligator, Bender. is and answers on criminal law and lure. ..."

6. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"Kenny's Selection of Cases Illustrative of English criminal law,—Second Edition. ... Kershaw's Brief Aids to criminal law.—With Notes on the Procedure and ..."

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