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Definitions of crime

  1.   an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; " a long record of crimes"
  2.   That which occasion crime.
  3.   A violation of the criminal law, i. e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
  4.   An act in violation of law; a gross violation; any great wickedness or wrong. Capital crime, a crime punishable with death.
  5.   The breaking of the law; an offense against morality or the public welfare; wrongdoing.
  6.   Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
  7.   ( criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; " a long record of crimes"
  8.   an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; " crimes of the heart"
  9.   A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state, as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment. Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures.
  10.   A wicked violation of law.
  11.   A violation or breaking of some human or divine law; a serious fault; iniquity.
  12.   Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
  13.   A violation of law: offence: sin.
  14.   Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
  15.   An act punishable by law; sin; any grave offense.

Quotes of crime

  1. We are the safest large city in America, but any crime rate is too high. – Michael Bloomberg
  2. It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace. – Pierre Corneille
  3. Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery- did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime – Angela Davis
  4. Failure is not a crime The crime is not trying. – Ron Dellums
  5. It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime – Rudy Giuliani
  6. The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime busing, and the school curriculum. – Christopher Lasch
  7. There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not. – Rush Limbaugh
  8. Once I've done a crime I just forget it. I go from crime to crime – Henry Lee Lucas
  9. Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life, you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don't have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self -contained unit. – Christopher Meloni
  10. I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics. – Mark Millar
  11. And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage. – Tony Randall
  12. To restrict the artist is a crime It is to murder germinating life. – Egon Schiele
  13. Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D. C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D. C. – Luke Scott
  14. Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community. – H. G. Wells
  15. I think there's a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities. That's probably our worst crime I keep wondering what a "mature" record means. – Ian Williams

Usage examples for crime

  1. They declared that they knew nothing whatever of the crime and to show that they were not responsible they offered three young girls to Champlain to be educated. ” – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  2. As the stage- coach runs along through old Narragansett, it comes to another scene of crime of horrible crime and horrible punishment- that of hanging in chains. ” – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  3. “ " It is no crime Captain Ellerey- rather a romance. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  4. Can you suspect Miss Van Allen of this crime – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  5. There was his crime what was to be his punishment? ” – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. “ Peter felt that he had done something very wrong, although he hadn't the least idea of his crime so he turned the conversation. ” – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  7. It would have been a crime to have hidden it. ” – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  8. The less punishment, the less crime – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  9. That does not look like accident, but crime – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  10. But speak to me no more of that; for I shall say nothing of the cause or crime except to those who are informed of it." ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  11. It would be a crime not to. ” – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  12. If all I have been told be true, and Warren be the man, he shall bitterly pay for his crime – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  13. “ I meant to say that monsieur had never left the inn last night; he could have had no hand in the crime – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  14. Yes; he called it a crime – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. Well, I will have nothing to do with such a crime – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  16. “ " What is our crime – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  17. It ain't a- a crime if you got maybe somebody else on your mind. ” – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  18. “ Blackmail's a crime you know, Edwards. ” – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  19. His head remained lowered even when he rose, so heavy is the weight of crime even at the moment when nothing but triumph is expected. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  20. He wants to fix a crime on me! ” – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason

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