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crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government or police; activity that is against the law : illegal acts in general.

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The killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by ...

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

1. Any payment extorted by intimidation, as by threats of injurious revelations or accusations. 2. The extortion of such payment: He confessed rather than suffer the dishonor of blackmail. 3. A ...

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

The act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe: Bribery of a public official is a felony; A builder offered the mayor a free flat in return of favour.

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

The felony of breaking into and entering the house of another at night with intent to steal, extended by statute to cover the breaking into and entering of any of various buildings, by night or day.

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

1. An offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, especially those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year. 2. Early English Law. ...

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

1. A person who sells drug: Someone tried to sell me some marijuana during the concert. 2. A person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics such as heroin and morphine.

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

1. Deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage. 2. A particular instance of such deceit or trickery: mail fraud; ...

Domain: Law enforcement; Category: Crime & punishment

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