the aggregate of statutory enactments pertaining to criminal offenses.
a systematic and integrated statement of the rules and principles pertaining to criminal offenses.
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- crimean war,
- crimen injuria,
- criminal assault,
- criminal contempt,
- criminal conversation,
- criminal court,
- criminal investigation department,
- criminal justice
Origin of criminal code
First recorded in 1780–90
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