criminality

[ krim-uh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌkrɪm əˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural crim·i·nal·i·ties for 2.

the state of being criminal.
a criminal act or practice.

Origin of criminality

From the Medieval Latin word crīminālitās, dating back to 1605–15. See criminal, -ity

Related forms

non·crim·i·nal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for criminality

criminality

/ (ˌkrɪmɪˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being criminal
(often plural) rare a criminal act or practice
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