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crime

noun

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1 activities that are in violation of the laws of the state
  • a promise by the president to step up the war against crime
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2 a regrettable or blameworthy act
  • It's a crime to waste food, so give the rest of the pizza to me.
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offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal mean a transgression of law. offense applies to the infraction of any law, rule, or code.
    • at that school no offense went unpunished
sin implies an offense against moral or religious law.
    • the sin of blasphemy
vice applies to a habit or practice that degrades or corrupts.
    • regarded gambling as a vice
crime implies a serious offense punishable by the law of the state.
    • the crime of murder
scandal applies to an offense that outrages the public conscience.
    • a career ruined by a sex scandal


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