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victimless crime


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

  • n. An illegal act that is felt to have no direct or identifiable victim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act or behavior which is prohibited by law, yet which neither directly harms nor violates the rights of any specific person, although some people may claim it harms society as a whole. This concept typically applies to adults.

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

  • n. an act that is legally a crime but that seem to have no victims


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