criminal offense




Definitions of criminal offense
  1. noun

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

    synonyms:
    crime, criminal offence, law-breaking, offence, offense
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    barratry

    the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels
    capital offense

    a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
    cybercrime

    crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person’s identity or sell contraband or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs
    felony

    a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
    forgery

    criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
    fraud

    intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
    Had crime

    (Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by punishments established in the Koran
    highjack, hijack

    seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    mayhem

    the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
    infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation

    a crime less serious than a felony
    commission, committal, perpetration

    the act of committing a crime
    attack, attempt

    the act of attacking
    Tazir crime

    (Islam) minor crimes committed by Muslims; crimes that are not mentioned in the Koran so judges are free to punish the offender in any appropriate way
    regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense

    crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    thuggery

    violent or brutal acts as of thugs
    high treason, lese majesty, treason

    a crime that undermines the offender’s government
    vice crime

    a vice that is illegal
    victimless crime

    an act that is legally a crime but that seem to have no victims
    war crime

    a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war
    carjacking

    the violent theft of an occupied car
    harlotry, prostitution, whoredom

    offering sexual intercourse for pay
    assault

    a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
    barratry

    (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo
    breach of the peace, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace

    any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    false pretence, false pretense

    (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
    indecent exposure, public nudity

    vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place
    bearing false witness, lying under oath, perjury

    criminal offense of making false statements under oath
    sedition

    an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
    sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault

    a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
    bigamy

    the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred
    capture, seizure

    the act of taking of a person by force
    racketeering

    engaging in a racket
    bribery, graft

    the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    identity theft

    the co-option of another person’s personal information (e.g., name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport) without that person’s knowledge and the fraudulent use of such knowledge
    mail fraud

    use of the mails to defraud someone
    election fraud

    misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election
    constructive fraud, legal fraud

    comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    collateral fraud, extrinsic fraud

    fraud that prevents a party from knowing their rights or from having a fair opportunity of presenting them at trial
    fraud in fact, positive fraud

    actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another
    fraud in the factum

    fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract
    fraud in the inducement

    fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts
    intrinsic fraud

    fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for the one perpetrating the fraud
    cheat, rig, swindle

    the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    extortion

    the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
    burglary

    entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
    type of:

    evildoing, transgression

    the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

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