Definitions for criminal law

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  1. criminal law(noun)

    the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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  1. criminal law(Noun)

    The area of law pertaining to crime and punishment.

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  1. Criminal law

    Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and proscribes threatening, harming, or otherwise endangering the health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law differs from civil law, whose emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.

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  1. Criminal Law

    A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.


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