crim·​i·​nal·​ism | \ ˈkrimənᵊlˌizəm, -mnəˌli-\
plural -s

Definition of criminalism

: the tendency to criminality also : habitual criminality

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First Known Use of criminalism

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for criminalism

probably from French criminalisme, from Late Latin criminalis criminal + French -isme -ism

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