Crim´i`nal   Pronunciation: kr?m´?-nal
a.1.Guilty of crime or sin.
2.Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; - said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.
3.Relating to crime; - opposed to civil; as, the criminal code.
Criminal action
(Law) an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime.
Criminal conversation
(Law) unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; - usually abbreviated, crim. con.
Criminal law
the law which relates to crimes.
n.1.One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.
Noun1.Criminalcriminal - someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
Adj.1.criminal - relating to crime or its punishment; "criminal court"
2.criminal - bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
3.criminal - guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
4.criminal - involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
Synonyms: felonious

CRIMINAL. Relating to, or having the character of crime; as, criminal law, criminal conversation, &c. It also signifies a person convicted of a crime.

LAW, CRIMINAL. By criminal law is understood that system of laws which provides for the mode of trial of persons charged with criminal offences, defines crimes, and provides for their punishments.

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