criminality


criminality
crim·i·nal·i·ty /ˌkri-mə-'na-lə-tē/ n
1: the quality or state of being criminal
can't understand the criminality of his act
2: crime (3)
violent criminality

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

criminality
I noun blameworthy conduct, corruptness, criminal attitude, criminal conduct, crookedness, culpability, culpable conduct, felonious conduct, feloniousness, fraudulence, guilt, heinous conduct, illegality, illicitness, infamous conduct, infamous misbehavior, lawlessness, malversation, misdoing, official misconduct, outlawry, transgression, unlawfulness, wrongdoing associated concepts: criminal culpability, criminal intent II index bad repute, bribery, conviction (finding of guilt), corruption, culpability, delinquency (misconduct), guilt, illegality, knavery, mens rea, mischief, offense, racket

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


criminality
n.
1 The state, practice, or quality of being a criminal.
2 The act or series of acts that constitute a crime.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • criminality — 1610s, from Fr. criminalité, from M.L. criminalitas, from L. criminalis (see CRIMINAL (Cf. criminal)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • criminality — noun Date: 1611 1. the quality or state of being criminal 2. criminal activity < urban criminality > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • criminality — criminal ► NOUN ▪ a person who has committed a crime. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or constituting a crime. 2) informal deplorable and shocking. DERIVATIVES criminality noun criminally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • criminality — /krim euh nal i tee/, n., pl. criminalities for 2. 1. the state of being criminal. 2. a criminal act or practice. [1605 15; < ML criminalitas. See CRIMINAL, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

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