Criminal

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Definition: Criminal




What is the dictionary definition of Criminal?

Dictionary Definition


  1. n. a popular term for anyone who has committed a crime, whether convicted of the offence or not. More properly it should apply only to those actually convicted of a crime. Repeat offenders are sometimes called habitual criminals.
  2. adj. describing certain acts or people involved in or relating to a crime. Examples of uses include “criminal taking,” “criminal conspiracy,” a “criminal gang.

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Criminal are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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