regulatory offense

noun

Legal Definition of regulatory offense

: a violation of a regulation that is not part of a criminal code and that carries the punishment of a fine or imprisonment : administrative crime

called also regulatory crime

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“Regulatory offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/regulatory%20offense. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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