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

  • n. A body of laws relating to crimes and offenses and the penalties for their commission.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a code of laws concerning crimes and offenses and their punishment.

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

  • n. the legal code governing crimes and their punishment

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