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[krim-uh-nuh s]
adjective Archaic.
  1. criminal.
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Origin of criminous

1425–75; late Middle English < Old French crimineux < Medieval Latin, Latin crīminōsus, equivalent to crīmin- (stem of crīmen; see crime) + -ōsus -ous
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Examples from the Web for criminous

Historical Examples

  • Each tells that blood tells, in that his selection of criminous groove will be governed largely by his instinctive predilections.

    Criminal Types

    V. M. Masten

  • First, there are frequent records of criminous clerks handed over to the bishop, in the ordinary routine, by the lay justices.

  • On the most burning question, that of criminous clerks, he offered a compromise.

  • My natal Huck, retrograde in the tenth, gives an untrustworthy, criminous person.

    Conquest Over Time

    Michael Shaara