criminalism

noun
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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The first known use of criminalism was in 1866

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“Criminalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminalism. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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