• (adjective): Of, involving, or having the nature of crime: criminal abuse.
  • (adjective): Relating to the administration of penal law.
  • (adjective): Guilty of crime.
  • (adjective): Characteristic of a criminal.
  • (adjective): Shameful; disgraceful: a criminal waste of talent.
  • (noun): One that has committed or been legally convicted of a crime.

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  • (noun): someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  • (adjective): involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
  • (adjective): guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
  • (adjective): 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"

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  • #criminal raybeckerman @wtk1 @OTOOLEFAN We trust our laws to balance (a) punishment of criminal acts w (b) protection of US citizens rights.

  • Lucien, suppose you were a great criminal, I don't mean the ordinary clever scoundrel who succeeds for a time and is finally caught, but a _really great criminal_, the kind that appears once or twice, in a century, a man with immense power and intelligence. "

  • These were not just mistakes, and that is why I use the term criminal mujahideen.

  • But I've never really heard the term -- maybe you have -- I haven't heard the term criminal scene.

  • The word criminal is more an emotional than legal term.

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