criminal code


noun Law.

the aggregate of statutory enactments pertaining to criminal offenses.
a systematic and integrated statement of the rules and principles pertaining to criminal offenses.

Nearby words

  1. crimean war,
  2. crimen injuria,
  3. crimewave,
  4. criminal,
  5. criminal assault,
  6. criminal contempt,
  7. criminal conversation,
  8. criminal court,
  9. criminal investigation department,
  10. criminal justice

Origin of criminal code

First recorded in 1780–90

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