Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state, quality, or fact of being criminal.
  • n. A criminal practice or act.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being criminal.
  • n. A criminal act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being criminal; that which constitutes a crime; guiltiness; guilt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being criminal; that which constitutes a crime; guiltiness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being a criminal

Etymologies

Latin criminalitas, from Latin criminalis. See criminal. (Wiktionary)

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