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  • n. A major crime, notably one subject to high justice, i.e. trial before the highest courts, which may impose the gravest punishments.

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Examples

  • high crime innews conference atpolice corruption inEnglewood police station

    Defending the Damned

  • These Doctors accuse us denominationally, of high crime against the Church of Christ.

    Life of Rev. A. Crooks, A. M.

  • Coventry Lane was in one of the nicer sections of town, but Las Vegas was notorious for its high crime rate, and Madeline had actually been fortunate: during the course of the break-in Richie had returned from a run to 7-Eleven, and with the help of a neighbor scared off the robbers before they could get to the bedroom where Stefanie was sleeping.

    One of a Kind

  • Lenity to this man would have been a high crime against Congress, the army, and the country, which could not have been justified.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • The attempted suspension in 1807 was confined to persons chrged "with treason or other high crime or misdemeanor, endangering the peace, safety or neutrality of the United States."

    Governor's message. May 17, 1864.

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