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It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.
Ken Thompson

Meaning of "criminal code" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINAL CODE

criminal code  [ˈkrɪmɪn əl kəʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINAL CODE

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determiner
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Criminal code 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 CRIMINAL CODE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Criminal code

A criminal code is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law. Typically a criminal code will contain offences which are recognised in the jurisdiction, penalties which might be imposed for these offences and some general provisions. Criminal codes are relatively common in civil law jurisdictions, which tend to build legal systems around codes and principles which are relatively abstract and apply them on a case by case basis. Conversely they are rare in common law jurisdictions. The proposed introduction of a criminal code in England and Wales was a significant project of the Law Commission from 1968 to 2008. Due to the strong tradition of precedent in the jurisdiction and consequently the large number of binding judgements and ambiguous 'common law offences', as well as the often inconsistent nature of English law - the creation of a satisfactory code became very difficult. The project was officially abandoned in 2008 although as of 2009 it has been revived. In the United States a Model Penal Code exists which is not itself law but which provides the basis for the criminal law of many states.

Definition of criminal code in the English dictionary

The definition of criminal code in the dictionary is the body of laws regulating how crimes are to be punished.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINAL CODE


code
kəʊd
colour-code
ˈkʌləˌkəʊd
decode
diːˈkəʊd
encode
ɪnˈkəʊd
geocode
ˈdʒiːəʊˌkəʊd
Kozhikode
ˌkəʊʒɪˈkəʊd
microcode
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkəʊd
opcode
ˈɒpˌkəʊd
ostracode
ˈɒstrəˌkəʊd
postcode
ˈpəʊstˌkəʊd
precode
priːˈkəʊd
pseudocode
ˈsjuːdəʊˌkəʊd
recode
riːˈkəʊd
sarcode
ˈsɑːkəʊd
subcode
ˈsʌbˌkəʊd
transcode
trænzˈkəʊd
Unicode
ˈjuːnɪˌkəʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINAL CODE

criminal
criminal assault
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
criminalist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINAL CODE

access code
area code
bar code
binary code
character code
colour code
country code
dress code
ethical code
genetic code
international Morse code
Morse code
national code
operation code
penal code
postal code
source code
STD code
stock code
tax code
zip code

Synonyms and antonyms of criminal code in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «criminal code» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINAL CODE

Find out the translation of criminal code to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criminal code 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 code» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刑法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

código penal
570 millions of speakers

English

criminal code
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपराधिक कोड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القانون الجنائي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Уголовный кодекс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

código Penal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

code pénal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kod jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Strafgesetzbuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刑法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

형법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kode pidana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

luật hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவியல் குறியீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगार कोड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ceza Kanunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

codice penale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kodeks karny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кримінальний кодекс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

codul penal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικό κώδικα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kriminele Kode
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brottsbalk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

straffelov
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL CODE» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «CRIMINAL CODE»

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Ken Thompson
It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINAL CODE»

Discover the use of criminal code in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminal code and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Draft International Criminal Code and Draft Statute for an ...
The essays fully demonstrate the depth of knowledge of the eminent professors & specialists who have written them. The two volumes of essays are divided into seven parts.
M. Cherif Bassiouni, 1987
2
International Criminal Law: A Draft International Criminal Code
This is the first comprehensive, single-volume collection of terrorism documents.
M. Cherif Bassiouni, 1980
3
On the Administration of the Criminal Code in England, and ...
This work was originally published in the periodical The Pamphleteer. It was reissued as a book in 1822 with the title, On the Administration of Criminal Justice in England.
Charles Cottu, 1820
4
The 1997 Criminal Code of the People's Republic of China
Section 3. Joint Crimes
‎1998
5
The Criminal Code of the Jews: According to the Talmud, ...
This study goes beyond the statutes of the Mosaic Pentateuch to the jurisprudence of the Talmud to create a nuanced description of Jewish criminal law.
Philip Berger Benny, 1880
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The Criminal Code of the German Empire
The German Criminal Code (Reichsstrafgesetzbuch) was ratified by the newly-formed German Empire on 16 April 1871.
‎1885
7
Bilingual Criminal Code and Related Legislation: Quebec ...
Quebec Annotations 2003 Canada, Alain Dubois, Philip Schneider. (lxx) section 382 (fraudulent manipulation of stock exchange transactions), (Ixxi) section 423.1 (intimidation of justice system participant or journalist), (lxxii) section 424 (threat ...
Canada, Alain Dubois, Philip Schneider, 2003
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Criminal code of the Russian Federation
"The 1996 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation replaces the 1960 RSFSR Criminal Code and was adopted by the State Duma on 24 May 1996.
Russia (Federation), William Elliott Butler, I︠U︡risFeniks (Firm), 2004
9
The Principal Danish Criminal Acts: The Danish Criminal ...
This title is an English translation of, respectively, The Danish Criminal Code and The Danish Corrections Act. The book also includes excerpts from The Administration of Justice Act.
Denmark, Malene Frese Jensen, Vagn Greve, 2006
10
International Criminal Justice: Law and Practice from the ...
91 Estonian criminal code; Art. 404(1) Georgian criminal code; Art. 156(1) Kazakh criminal code; s. 72 Latvian criminal code; Art. 139 Moldovan criminal code; Art. 1 17(2) Polish criminal code; Art. 353 Russian criminal code; Art. 396 Tajik ...
Professor Roberto Bellelli, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINAL CODE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminal code is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Vilification of religion' to be struck off Criminal Code
In a package of laws that will fine-tune the Criminal Code, Bonnici will today present new amendments to remove laws that punish the ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»
2
A New Beginning for Criminal Justice Reform
From 1980 to 2013, the federal criminal code increased from 3,000 crimes to approximately 5,000 crimes. Over the same period, our federal ... «Politico, Jul 15»
3
Israeli Pinkwashing: AP Corrects Story Falsely Claiming …
The British Mandate Criminal Code Ordinance, No. 74 of 1936 is in force in Gaza. Section 152(2) of the Code criminalizes sexual acts between ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
4
Govt Defends Criminal Defamation
"Section 96 of the Criminal Code is a fair, reasonable, necessary and justifiable limitation to the right of freedom of expression and freedom of ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Senate tramples transgender rights
NDP MP Randall Garrison's private member's bill would have added gender identity provisions to both the Criminal Code and the Canadian ... «rabble.ca, Jul 15»
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'Adults shouldn't be told what they can and cannot watch' ...
In a package of laws that will fine-tune the Criminal Code, Bonnici presented new amendments to remove laws that punish the vilification of the ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»
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In the Press: Sunday deadline set for Greek proposal
A 1933 law that punishes the vilification of religion will be removed as part of a revision of the criminal code, which will also see provisions ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»
8
Legal Matters-Alcohol and Your Vehicle
Both can result in charges under the Criminal Code. As a driver 21 years of age and under with a full G Class licence, you are not allowed to ... «YorkRegion.com, Jul 15»
9
Sex shops to be allowed in legal reform which will also …
... 163 and 164 of the Criminal Code. This will mean decriminalising the vilification of the Roman Catholic Apostolic religion and other religions. «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
10
Cambodia : Judicial harassment against Mr. Ny Chakrya
... “acts of slanderous denunciation”, and “publication of commentaries to put pressure on jurisdiction” (Art. 305, 311 and 522 of the Criminal Code respectively). «FIDH, Jul 15»

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