criminal law


criminal law
,criminal `law noun uncount
the system of laws that deals with crimes and the punishment of criminals

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • criminal law — n: public law that deals with crimes and their prosecution compare civil law ◇ Substantive criminal law defines crimes, and procedural criminal law sets down criminal procedure. Substantive criminal law was originally common law for the most part …   Law dictionary

  • Criminal law — Criminal Crim i*nal (kr?m ? nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Criminal law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • criminal law — the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments. [1580 90] * * * Body of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging, and trial of suspected offenders, and fixes punishment for… …   Universalium

  • Criminal law — For the 1989 film, see Criminal Law (film). Criminal law, is the body of law that relates to crime. It might be defined as the body of rules that defines conduct that is not allowed because it is held to threaten, harm or endanger the safety and… …   Wikipedia

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  • criminal law — noun Date: 1769 the law of crimes and their punishments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criminal law — noun The area of law pertaining to crime and punishment …   Wiktionary

  • Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) — Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act A police officer equipped with a firearm and handcuffs An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and …   Wikipedia

  • Criminal Law Amendment Act — (with its many variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, India and South Africa which amends the criminal law (including both substantive and procedural aspects of that law).… …   Wikipedia

  • Criminal Law Act — (with its many variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Republic of Singapore relating to the criminal law (including both substantive and procedural aspects of that law). It tends …   Wikipedia


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