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Meaning of "crime" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRIME

From Old French, from Latin crīmen verdict, accusation, crime.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIME

crime  [kraɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crime is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRIME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crime

Crime

In ordinary language, the term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law. One proposed definition is that a crime, also called an offence or a criminal offence, is an act harmful not only to some individual, but also to the community or the state. Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law. The idea that acts like murder, rape and theft are prohibited exists all around the world. What precisely is a criminal offence is defined by criminal law of each country. While many have a catalogue of crimes called the criminal code, in some common law countries no such comprehensive statute exists. The state has the power to severely restrict one's liberty for committing a crime. Therefore, in modern societies, a criminal procedure must be adhered to during the investigation and trial.

Definition of crime in the English dictionary

The first definition of crime in the dictionary is an act or omission prohibited and punished by law. Other definition of crime is unlawful acts in general. Crime is also an evil act.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIME


anticrime
ˌæntɪˈkraɪm
autocrime
ˈɔːtəʊˌkraɪm
becrime
bɪˈkraɪm
begrime
bɪˈɡraɪm
berhyme
bɪˈraɪm
cybercrime
ˈsaɪbəˌkraɪm
grime
ɡraɪm
isocryme
ˈaɪsəʊˌkraɪm
monorhyme
ˈmɒnəʊˌraɪm
noncrime
ˌnɒnˈkraɪm
pararhyme
ˈpærəˌraɪm
prime
praɪm
reprime
riːˈpraɪm
rhyme
raɪm
rime
raɪm
subprime
ˈsʌbˌpraɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIME

crime against humanity
crime fighting
crime of passion
crime passionnel
crime prevention
crime prevention officer
crime scene
crime sheet
crime spree
Crime Squad
crime wave
crime writer
crime-buster
crime-fighting
Crimea
Crimean
Crimean War
crimeful
crimeless

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIME

car crime
computer crime
e-crime
gun crime
hate crime
organized crime
petty crime
street crime
terze rime
victimless crime
war crime
white-collar crime
youth crime

Synonyms and antonyms of crime in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crime» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crime

Translation of «crime» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIME

Find out the translation of crime to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crime from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crime» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

犯罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delito
570 millions of speakers

English

crime
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَرِيـمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преступление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crime
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crime
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verbrechen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犯罪
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tindak pidana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tội phạm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

suç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

reato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestępstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

злочин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infracțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έγκλημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

misdaad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forbrytelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crime

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIME»

The term «crime» is very widely used and occupies the 3.346 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crime» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crime» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crime

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRIME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crime.
1
Sal Albanese
The most divisive issue facing New Yorkers in 2013 is stop and frisk, a tactic used by law enforcement to stop, question, and frisk people suspected of a crime.
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Vittorio Alfieri
Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
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John Amery
That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.
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John Banville
With the crime novels, it's delightful to have protagonists I can revisit in book after book. It's like having a fictitious family.
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Michael D. Barnes
Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime.
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Marion Barry
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.
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Georges Bataille
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
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Cecil Beaton
Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
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Stephen Breyer
It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
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Maurice Chevalier
The crime of loving is forgetting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIME»

Discover the use of crime in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crime and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control ...
For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central ...
John R. Lott, 2013
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Ethical and Social Perspectives on Situational Crime Prevention
Situational crime prevention has drawn increasing interest in recent years, yet the debate has looked mainly at whether it 'works' to prevent crime.
Andrew Von Hirsch, David Garland, Alison Wakefield, 2000
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Corporate Crime
It defined corporate crime and found ways of locating corporate violations from various sources. It even drew up measures of the seriousness of crimes. Much of this book still applies today to the corporate world and its illegal behavior.
Peter Cleary Yeager, 1980
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White-Collar Crime: Detection, Prevention and Strategy in ...
Executive positions involved in crime, white-collar crime analysis, response to crime suspicion, corporate social responsibility, and corporate reputation damage and repair are some of the core topics of this book.
Petter Gottschalk, 2010
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Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime In Contemporary Society
This comprehensive text helps students understand the problems involved in studying white collar crime, explanations for crime, the principal focus of the crimes, and the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.
David Friedrichs, 2009
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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Applications ...
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3e is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior.
Timothy D. Crowe, 2000
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Developmental Theories Of Crime And Delinquency
This volume is an invaluable tool for criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, and other professionals seeking to teach how crime and violence can be understood in our culture.
Terence P. Thornberry
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Corporate Crime: A Reference Handbook
Corporate Crime examines the ever-present problem of white-collar crime, not only within the United States but also worldwide.
Richard D. Hartley, 2008
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Choosing White-Collar Crime
The book concludes with reasons for believing that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in the increasingly global economy and calls for strengthened citizen movements to rein in the increases.
Neal Shover, Andrew Hochstetler, 2005
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International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime
The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime Edited by Henry N. Pontell, University of California, Irvine Gilbert Geis, University of California, Irvine Insider trading.
Henry N. Pontell, Gilbert L. Geis, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crime is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rundown Pittsburgh neighbourhood fights crime through social …
Slumlords are vanishing, crime is down and affordable housing on the rise: what can East Liberty teach us about the transformative power of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Russia threatens veto on UN vote calling Srebrenica 'a crime of …
Russia threatens veto on UN vote calling Srebrenica 'a crime of ... “What happened in Srebrenica was the worst single crime in Europe since ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Today's columnist, Dr Alan Billings: Justice for victims of crime
Although we lived in a relatively high crime area, I thought we would be safe because I had two dogs who barked furiously whenever anyone ... «The Star, Jul 15»
4
Italy police raids 'mafia crime family' in Sicily
Italian police say they have seized more than €1.6 bn ($1.76 bn) in assets from five Sicilian siblings suspected of links to the mafia. The five are ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
5
40% of sex crime reports in Tayside are historical
“Of course it is bad that crime is going up but these very often are under the radar and don't go reported, so it tells us the public have the ... «Evening Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Fugitive Leeds sex crime suspect 'busking and living in tents'
Det Supt Pat Twiggs, head of crime for Leeds, said: “West Yorkshire Police and Norfolk Constabulary are continuing to conduct extensive ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
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Crime commissioner's son Henry Bett 'took cocaine and killed a …
Henry Bett, 26, was driving the agricultural vehicle when it was in a head-on collision with a red Fiat people carrier. Driver Rebecca Brown, 43, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Fears over police helicopter relocation further away from Norfolk
In light of our revelations, both Norfolk and Suffolk's police and crime commissioners raised concerns about the plans. NPAS, however, said the ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jul 15»
9
The tech experts helping in the fight against crime
It is here that specially-trained IT experts examine evidence seized by police in the fight against online crime. From an office that looks more like ... «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Adrian Lee and Crime
The outgoing chief constable of Northamptonshire Police says he is in favour of elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) but he said ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Jul 15»

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