noun crim·i·nal·ism \ˈkrimənəlˌizəm, -mnəˌli-\

Definition of criminalism



  1. :  the tendency to criminality; also :  habitual criminality

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Origin and Etymology of criminalism

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

First Known Use: 1866

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