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- n. Plural form of criminal offence.
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Certain of these cases are made criminal: importation of Women for lewd purposes, prepaying passages under contract to labour, promising employment to aliens through advertising, bringing diseased aliens in by other than regular routes — all these are constituted criminal offences against the United States.
There seems to have been no hard and fast line drawn between civil and criminal offences in the Brehon law.