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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Criminal  \Crim"i*nal\,  n. 
  One  who  has  commited  a  crime;  especially,  one  who  is  found 
  guilty  by  verdict,  confession,  or  proof;  a  malefactor;  a 
  felon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Criminal  \Crim"i*nal\  (kr?m"?-nal),  a.  [L.  criminalis,  fr 
  crimen:  cf  F.  criminel.  See  {Crime}.] 
  1.  Guilty  of  crime  or  sin. 
 
  The  neglect  of  any  of  the  relative  duties  renders  us 
  criminal  in  the  sight  of  God.  --Rogers. 
 
  2.  Involving  a  crime;  of  the  nature  of  a  crime;  --  said  of  an 
  act  or  of  conduct;  as  criminal  carelessness. 
 
  Foppish  and  fantastic  ornaments  are  only  indications 
  of  vice,  not  criminal  in  themselves.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Relating  to  crime;  --  opposed  to  civil;  as  the  criminal 
  code. 
 
  The  officers  and  servants  of  the  crown,  violating 
  the  personal  liberty,  or  other  right  of  the  subject 
  .  .  .  were  in  some  cases  liable  to  criminal  process. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  {Criminal  action}  (Law),  an  action  or  suit  instituted  to 
  secure  conviction  and  punishment  for  a  crime. 
 
  {Criminal  conversation}  (Law),  unlawful  intercourse  with  a 
  married  woman;  adultery;  --  usually  abbreviated,  crim. 
  con. 
 
  {Criminal  law},  the  law  which  relates  to  crimes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  criminal 
  adj  1:  relating  to  crime  or  its  punishment;  "criminal  court" 
  2:  bringing  or  deserving  severe  rebuke  or  censure;  "a  criminal 
  waste  of  talent";  "a  deplorable  act  of  violence"; 
  "adultery  is  as  reprehensible  for  a  husband  as  for  a  wife" 
  [syn:  {condemnable},  {deplorable},  {reprehensible}] 
  3:  guilty  of  crime  or  serious  offense;  "criminal  in  the  sight 
  of  God  and  man" 
  4:  involving  or  being  or  having  the  nature  of  a  crime;  "a 
  criminal  offense";  "criminal  abuse";  "felonious  intent" 
  [syn:  {felonious}] 
  n  :  someone  who  has  committed  (or  been  legally  convicted  of)  a 
  crime  [syn:  {felon},  {crook},  {outlaw},  {malefactor}] 




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