Definitions for victimless crimeˈvɪk təm lɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vic′tim•less crime′ˈvɪk təm lɪs(n.)
a legal offense, as prostitution or gambling, to which participating parties have consented.
Origin of victimless crime:
an act that is legally a crime but that seem to have no victims
"he considers prostitution to be a victimless crime"
An act or behavior which is prohibited by law, yet which neither directly harms nor violates the rights of any specific person, although some people may claim it harms society as a whole. This concept typically applies to adults.
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