Definition of Criminal possession

1. Noun. (law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain circumstances.

Generic synonyms: Ownership, Possession
Specialized synonyms: Illegal Possession
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Possession

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

Literary usage of Criminal possession

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

1. Letters of Elias Hicks by Elias Hicks (1834)
"... (if the criminal circumstances appertaining thereto be known to them at the time of the transfer,) they can only have a criminal possession; ..."

2. The New York City Police Department's "Stop and Frisk" Practices: A Report Eliot Spitzer by Eliot Spitzer (2000)
"... Attempted Assault 6 criminal possession of a Weapon 7 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 8 criminal possession of a Controlled Substance 9 Criminal ..."

3. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"265.01 criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1 ) He ..."

4. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"... and such intent must be established to make a prima fade case.1 There are two classes of criminal possession as defined by statute, the one consisting ..."

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