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I have had it with people who are threatening me and my kids and my family over simply commenting on the law and criminal procedure, and respecting juries. Because they do work hard. They work way harder than I do; and they work way harder than the rest of those people making those peanut gallery comments.
Ashleigh Banfield

Meaning of "criminal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRIMINAL

From Late Latin crīminālis.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINAL

criminal  [ˈkrɪmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminal can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CRIMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

criminal

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 criminal in the English dictionary

The first definition of criminal in the dictionary is a person charged with and convicted of crime. Other definition of criminal is a person who commits crimes for a living. Criminal is also of, involving, or guilty of crime.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
binominal
baɪˈnɒmɪnəl
cybercriminal
saɪbərˈkrɪmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
liminal
ˈlɪmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
noncriminal
ˌnɒnˈkrɪmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
pronominal
prəʊˈnɒmɪnəl
regiminal
rɪˈdʒɪmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
seminal
ˈsɛmɪnəl
subliminal
sʌbˈlɪmɪnəl
supercriminal
ˈsuːpərˌkrɪmɪnəl
superluminal
ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl
supraliminal
ˌsuːprəˈlɪmɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
trigeminal
traɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl
Viminal
ˈvɪmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINAL

crimewave
criminal assault
criminal code
criminal conversation
criminal court
criminal damage
criminal investigation
Criminal Investigation Department
criminal justice system
criminal law
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal offence
criminal proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalese
criminalisation

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINAL

adnominal
air terminal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
freight terminal
geminal
intelligent terminal
multiterminal
nonterminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
prenominal
staminal
subterminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of criminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIMINAL»

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

Translation of «criminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

犯罪的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delictivo
570 millions of speakers

English

criminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपराधिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُجْرِم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преступный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kriminell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犯罪の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pidana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liên quan đến tội phạm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

criminale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestępczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

злочинний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infracțional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκληματικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kriminele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krimimell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kriminell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL»

The term «criminal» is very widely used and occupies the 5.243 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «criminal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «criminal» 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 criminal

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CRIMINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word criminal.
1
Frank Abagnale
Every case involving cybercrime that I've been involved in, I've never found a master criminal sitting somewhere in Russia or Hong Kong or Beijing. It always ends up that somebody at the company did something they weren't supposed to do. They read an email, went to a website they weren't supposed to.
2
Kelly Ayotte
As a former attorney general. I have the greatest respect for the criminal justice system. But it is not good at intelligence gathering.
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Ashleigh Banfield
I have had it with people who are threatening me and my kids and my family over simply commenting on the law and criminal procedure, and respecting juries. Because they do work hard. They work way harder than I do; and they work way harder than the rest of those people making those peanut gallery comments.
4
Richard Ben-Veniste
When Richard M. Nixon resigned and Ford became the 38th president of the United States, the Watergate Special Prosecutor's Office, of which I was a member, was preparing for the criminal trials of Nixon's top aides - H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell.
5
Dennis C. Blair
In addition to anti-American terrorists with global reach, our adversaries include organizations - some nation states, some private and some criminal - that proliferate weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them.
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Barbara Boxer
We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
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Bill Bryson
There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.
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Steve Buyer
I expect VA's inspector general and the FBI to work closely together so that we can identify and eliminate the flaws that allowed this leak and prosecute any criminal acts.
9
Ken Calvert
The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus.
10
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
It is apparent, if you go back through our history, that the grand juries of the criminal justice system do not value black lives.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINAL»

Discover the use of criminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Criminal Man
With its lucid introduction by Gibson and Rafter, and many original illustrations, this book will be a precious resource for the history of criminology and for European intellectual and social history more generally.
Cesare Lombroso, 2006
2
America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System
This popular text has long been known for the way it gives students a true glimpse what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the tenth edition is no exception.
David Neubauer, Henry Fradella, 2010
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Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology
The Third Edition includes expanded coverage of web-based research and how to access and utilize new CJ data sets.
Michael Maxfield, Earl Babbie, 2011
4
White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers
Weisburd and Waring offer here the first detailed examination of the white-collar criminal career.
David Weisburd, Elin Waring, 2001
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Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods: An ...
The definitions and examples provided in the book will help students and practitioners to both comprehend research articles and reports and to conduct their own research.
Genn Vito, Julie Kunselman, Richard Tewksbury, 2008
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Criminal
What would you do for love?
Terra Elan McVoy, 2013
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Corporate Criminal Liability and Prevention
Whether you are handling a corporate criminal case or advising a corporation on how to avoid one, this book helps you give your clients guidance on the best strategies and compliance policies, in light of the legal developments.
Richard S. Gruner, 2004
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Criminal Behavior: A Process Psychology Analysis
The authors begin this remarkable text by outlining a model for criminal behavior based not on abnormal psychology but on the tenets of social learning theory.
Nathaniel J. Pallone, James J. Hennessy, 1992
9
Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice
This book develops the case for successfully applying psychology to law, and criminal justice in particular, by providing a rich range of applicable examples for development, now and in the future.
David Carson, Rebecca Milne, Francis Pakes, 2007
10
The American System of Criminal Justice
The text presents a relevant introduction to the field with solid scholarship and approachable writing, and holds student attention with current, compelling events and cases.
George Cole, Christopher Smith, Christina DeJong, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminal is used in the context of the following news items.
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More Than 347000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants At Large In US
Hundreds of thousands of convicted criminal immigrants remain at large in the U.S. and a number have gone on to commit additional crimes. «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
2
Deputies: Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor
After an investigation, officers obtained both arrest warrants for the suspect and search warrants for the alleged crime location. «WLTX.com, Jul 15»
3
Portage assistant principal charged with criminal sexual conduct
KALAMAZOO, MI — An assistant principal at Portage Public Schools has been charged with criminal sexual conduct. Kevin Doerfler, 52 ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Criminal defamation is a deterrent: Govt to SC
All three leaders are facing criminal defamation action in various courts. ... They asked whether criminal defamation, which makes a person ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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41.7 Percent of Federal Criminal Cases in 5 Districts on US-Mexico …
According to data released by the U.S. Justice Department, 41.7 percent of the federal criminal cases that U.S. attorneys filed in U.S. district ... «CNSNews.com, Jul 15»
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Officer Training on Criminal Domestic Violence Law
Lexington, SC (WLTX)- The state's new Criminal Domestic Violence bill ... Officers talk case by case interpretations of the Criminal Domestic ... «WLTX.com, Jul 15»
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Authorities shut down Crossville motel for criminal activity
Cumberland County authorities have shut down a Crossville motel that they say has been a nuisance in the community for years. July 7, 2015. «WBIR-TV, Jul 15»
8
Police say Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul could face criminal charges for …
(Update: Coral Springs police say after talking to Jason Pierre-Paul and determining the incident occurred outside their jurisdiction, there will ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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A New Beginning for Criminal Justice Reform
The U.S. criminal justice system is in a state of crisis — and Congress is finally moving to address it. On June 25, Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner ... «Politico, Jul 15»
10
Serb 'war criminal' due to be extradicted from Australia
"Criminal proceedings against Mr Vasiljkovic in Croatia are a matter for ... is the first accused war criminal Australia has successfully extradited. «Yahoo News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Criminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/criminal>. Dec 2019 ».
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