Definition of Criminal suit

1. Noun. A lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant.

Generic synonyms: Case, Causa, Cause, Lawsuit, Suit
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Suit

criminal law
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
criminal suit (current term)

Literary usage of Criminal suit

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

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"... judgment imposing a fine in the criminal suit did not bar it from maintaining a creditor's bill to follow the assets into the bands of the stockholders. ..."

2. A Commentary on the Law of Evidence in Civil Issues by Francis Wharton (1888)
"The effect of a plea of guilty in a criminal suit, when used as an admission in a civil suit, is hereafter noticed.* § 777. The reasons why a judgment in a ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Prosecution Is the Institution or commencement of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Roman-Dutch Law by Simon van Leeuwen (1820)
"Their Duty before a criminal Suit is instituted. How to pro- rily the offender; in which case the offender ought to be sent and delivered up to the officer ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"In the second place, the parties to a civil suit cannot be identical with those to a criminal suit, for in a criminal suit it is the sovereign who, ..."

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