Definitions for crimekraɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an action that is deemed injurious to the public welfare and is legally prohibited.
criminal activity and those engaged in it:
to fight crime.
any serious wrongdoing.
a foolish act or practice:
It's a crime to let that beautiful garden go to ruin.
* Syn: crime , offense , sin agree in referring to a breaking of law. crime usu. refers to any serious violation of a public law: the crime of treason. offense is used of a less serious violation of a public law, or of a violation of a social or moral rule: a traffic offense; an offense against propriety. sin means a breaking of a moral or divine law: the sin of envy.
Origin of crime:
1200–50; ME < AF, OF < L crīmin-, s. of crīmen charge, crime
crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking(noun)
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
"a long record of crimes"
an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
"crimes of the heart"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Violent crime is rising in the area.; crime prevention; The crime rate is rising/falling.
an illegal act
violent crimes; crimes against humanity; teenagers who commit crimes
indicates you think sth is morally wrong
She acts like it's a crime to hold hands with him.
A specific act committed in violation of the law.
The practice or habit of committing crimes.
Crime doesnu2019t pay.
Origin: crimen from cernere
any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law
gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong
any great wickedness or sin; iniquity
that which occasion crime
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Translations for crime
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
act(s) punishable by law
Murder is a crime; Crime is on the increase.
- crimePortuguese (BR)
- das VerbrechenGerman
- forbrydelse; ugerningDanish
- crimen, delitoSpanish
- kuritegu, kuritegevusEstonian
- جرم؛ جنایتFarsi
- crime, criminalitéFrench
- bűncselekmény; bűnözésHungarian
- crimine; criminalitàItalian
- nusikaltimas, nusikalstamumasLithuanian
- forbrytelse; kriminalitetNorwegian
- جرم؛ جنایتPersian
- جرم ، جنابتPashto
- delict; criminalitateRomanian
- zločin; kazniva dejanjaSlovenian
- 罪行Chinese (Trad.)
- جرم، گناہUrdu
- tội phạmVietnamese
- 罪行Chinese (Simp.)
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