criminal law



the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.

Origin of criminal law

First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for criminal law

Contemporary Examples of criminal law

  • A commission would not be helpful, he argues, and he has made plain his aversion to any form of criminal-law accountability.

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    Busting the Torture Myths

    Scott Horton

    April 27, 2009

Historical Examples of criminal law

British Dictionary definitions for criminal law

criminal law


the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
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