lesser crime
Also known as a lesser-included offense, a crime that is necessarily part of a more complex crime. For example, in most situations murder would include the lesser crime of assault and battery.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

lesser crime
n.
   See also: lesser-included offense

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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