Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of crime.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • While punishing the slaves for crimes with vastly greater severity than it does their masters for the same crimes, and making a variety of acts _crimes_ in law, which are right, and often _duties_, it persists in refusing to make known to the slaves that complicated and barbarous penal code which loads them with such fearful liabilities.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The abuses of power and of wealth will disappear, and there will be a considerable diminution in the number of crimes due to circumstances (_crimes d'occasion_), crimes caused principally by the social environment.

    Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)

  • "The massacre and the aggressiveness by Israel are ´war crimes, ´ ´crimes against humanity´ and an ´act of genocide, ´ ´Israeli Terror. ´"

    NGO Monitor Research

  • Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami emphasized on Tuesday that Rosales is charged with corruption-related crimes, not «crimes of a political nature.

    undefined

  • The figures you refer to do not cover “every state” because many either do not tally or do not report either 1) any hate crimes or 2) anti-gay hate crimes*.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “IM GAY” License Plate “Offensive to the General Public,” Oklahoma Government Agency Concludes

  • I said their use in crimes is rare, which is the truth, especially when compared with the use of handguns in crime.

    Rove Tweets Hunting

  • It was always important to him that the horrific experience that he had the good fortune to survive was not perpetrated solely against the Jews, but against all decent people and against all humanity, hence the term crimes against humanity.

    Pen-Elayne on the Web

  • This point isn't made explicitly -- he in fact does not use the term crimes against humanity, and does not expressly refer to the Abu Ghraib atrocities as war crimes, although that is clearly what he means by reference to torture and cruel / inhumane / degrading treatment.

    Accidental Blogger

  • Gadhafi's regime rejected the court's authority even before the decision was read, accusing it of unfairly targeting Africans while ignoring what it called crimes committed by NATO in Afghanistan, Iraq "and in Libya now."

    International court orders arrest of Gadhafi

  • And it will defend itself by claiming that what we call crimes are not in fact crimes.

    We Still Torture

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.