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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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The first known use of crime was in the 14th century

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“Crime.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crime. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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