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Meaning of "criminal offence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE

criminal offence  [ˈkrɪmɪn əl əˈfɛns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminal offence 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 OFFENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

criminal offence

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 offence in the English dictionary

The definition of criminal offence in the dictionary is an action which is punishable under the law.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINAL OFFENCE


commence
kəˈmɛns
common-sense
ˈkɒmənˈsɛns
defence
dɪˈfɛns
dense
dɛns
dispense
dɪˈspɛns
expense
ɪkˈspɛns
fence
fɛns
hence
hɛns
immense
ɪˈmɛns
intense
ɪnˈtɛns
nondefense
ˌnɒnˈdiːfɛns
offence
əˈfɛns
outfence
ˌaʊtˈfɛns
pence
pɛns
self-defense
ˌsɛlfdɪˈfɛns
sense
sɛns
spence
spɛns
suspense
səˈspɛns
tense
tɛns
unfence
ʌnˈfɛns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINAL OFFENCE

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 proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalese
criminalisation
criminalist
criminalistics

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINAL OFFENCE

at your convenience
barbed wire fence
boundary fence
chain-link fence
civil defence
electric fence
Ministry of Defence
on the fence
over the fence
perimeter fence
picket fence
post-and-rail fence
rabbit-proof fence
refence
ring fence
ring-fence
self-defence
sit on the fence
snow fence
take offence
the defence

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «criminal offence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE

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

Translator English - Chinese

犯罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delito
570 millions of speakers

English

criminal offence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جريمة جنائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уголовным преступлением
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crime
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফৌজদারি অপরাধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

infraction pénale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kesalahan jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Straftat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犯罪
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pidana pelanggaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tội phạm hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவியல் குற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फौजदारी गुन्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cezayı gerektiren suç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

reato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestępstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кримінальним злочином
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infracțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικό αδίκημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kriminele oortreding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

brott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

straffbar handling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminal offence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL OFFENCE»

The term «criminal offence» is regularly used and occupies the 69.032 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINAL OFFENCE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINAL OFFENCE»

Discover the use of criminal offence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminal offence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Textbook on Criminal Law
... any other member of the executive have any power to alter the terms of the Ordinance forbidding the export of heroin, and the fact that they may turn a blind eye when the heroin is exported does not prevent it from being a criminal offence.
Michael Allen, 2013
2
Criminal Law in Hungary
The Hungarian theory of criminal law, in accordance with European continental traditions, has conceptualized criminal offences by setting down the basic elements that are common and characteristic of each criminal offence. The concept of ...
Krisztina Karsai, Zsolt Szomora, 2010
3
Criminal Law Directions
'Inchoate' means incomplete or undeveloped. Where, for whatever reason, the full criminal offence is not committed, the defendant may still be liable for an inchoate offence. Traditionally, there were three types of inchoate offence: incitement, ...
Nicola Monaghan, 2012
4
Cases & Materials on Criminal Law
1 .9.5 Article 7 - No Punishment Without Law l No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under national or international law at the time when it was committed ...
Michael T. Molan, Mike Molan, 2005
5
A War on Terror?: The European Stance on a New Threat, ...
The current Slovenian CC as well as the new CC in its general part incriminate inter alia the attempt to commit a criminal act, whenever somebody intentionally initiated a criminal offence but did not complete it, provided that such an attempt ...
Marianne Wade, Almir Maljevic, 2009
6
Cases and Materials on Criminal Law
Itprovides: 'No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account ofany actual omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under national or international law at the time it was commit- ted. Norshall a heavier penalty be ...
Janet Dine, James Gobert, William Wilson, 2010
7
Sourcebook Criminal Law
Section 13(6) of the Act of 1976 widens the categories of persons who could be guilty of a criminal offence in relation to this matter. It provides: Any person who acts as auditor in contravention of subsection (5) above or fails without reasonable ...
Hungerford Welch Staff, 2001
8
Republic of Latvia: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money ...
This provides that a criminal offence shall be considered completed if it has all the constituent elements of a criminal offence set out in the Criminal Law. This includes Preparation for a crime and an attempted crime. It also includes the locating ...
International Monetary Fund, 2007
9
International Criminal Law: Sources, Subjects and Contents
It states: No one shall be convicted of any act or omission that did not constitute a criminal offence, under the applicable law, at the time it was committed. A heavier penalty shall not be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the ...
M. Cherif Bassiouni, 2008
10
Criminal Law in Hong Kong
There is no statute that defines the general law of incitement in Hong Kong.2 Generally speaking, a person is guilty of incitement if he/she incites another person to commit a criminal offence. It does not matter whether the criminal offence is a ...
Wai-kin Victor Ho, Victor Ho Wai-kin, Ho Wai-Kin, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINAL OFFENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminal offence is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Road Rage now a criminal offence: Think before you pull up your …
Under Section 160 of the Indian Penal Code, road rage is now a criminal offence with the offender set to be arrested and fined. Causing ... «RushLane, Jul 15»
2
Leader of Bosnia Serbs could be charged with criminal offence for …
Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – The President of the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Milorad Dodik could face criminal charges of inciting ... «dtt-net, Jul 15»
3
Reforming the offence of public nuisance
Public nuisance is unusual in so far as it is both a criminal offence and a cause of action in tort. It's fair to say that public nuisance has divided ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
4
Two-Thirds of Irish People Want to See Abortion Decriminalised
“Only a third of Irish people polled were aware that it is a criminal offence for a woman to access abortion here unless her life is at risk. Even with the long debate ... «Her.ie, Jul 15»
5
A-G orders probe into leaked documents
He said it was also a criminal offence under section 203A of the Penal Code which makes it an offence. – July 8, 2015. MORE TO COME. «The Malaysian Insider, Jul 15»
6
In 2016, the taxpayer - taxman relationship will change forever
These included a strict liability criminal offence for evasion through the use of offshore jurisdictions and linking 'those who enable evasion' to ... «Spear's WMS, Jul 15»
7
Bill Shorten said nil but truth is he took cash for election
Not declaring an election donation is a criminal offence carrying a maximum 12 month sentence. Mr Wilson's contract was drawn up the AWU ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Police seize documents, computer in 8-hour raid at 1MDB office
... as it is a criminal offence under section 133 of the Financial Services Act 2013 and section 145 of the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. «The Edge Markets, Jul 15»
9
Nazi flags at bonfire 'shameful' – Robinson
... with communities and respond to any issue where there is a concern for public safety or where it is believed a criminal offence has occurred. «U.TV, Jul 15»
10
Extremists are 'free' to fly Isil flags in London, says Boris Johnson
“While support of and membership of ISIS is unlawful it is not a criminal offence to advocate the creation of an independent state.”. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

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