noncriminal

adjective non·crim·i·nal \ ˌnän-ˈkri-mə-nᵊl , -ˈkrim-nəl \

Definition of noncriminal

: not criminal : not relating to, involving, or being a crime
  • a noncriminal civil offense
: not guilty of or prone to criminal activity
  • … has studied the prefrontal cortex of both violent criminals who were murderers, and noncriminal people, by way of MRI scans.
  • —Colleen Reynolds

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First Known Use of noncriminal

1711


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noncriminal

adjective non·crim·i·nal \ ˌnän-ˈkri-mən-ᵊl \

legal Definition of noncriminal

: not criminal
  • noncriminal conduct

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