criminosis

noun

crim·​i·​no·​sis
ˌkriməˈnōsə̇s
plural criminoses
-ˌsēz
: psychoneurotic behavior taking the form of criminal or antisocial acts
also : a tendency toward such behavior

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin crimin-, crimen crime + New Latin -osis

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“Criminosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminosis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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