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criminal offence


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  • n. A crime

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

  • n. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act


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  • He erred most grievously, however, when he made it a criminal offence for any priest to exercise his ministry without due authorization from the civil power, and "silenced" every bishop who refused to comply with the new legislation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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