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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Criminal \Crim"i*nal\ (kr?m"?-nal), adjective [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.]

1. Guilty of crime or sin.

The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. --Rogers.

2. Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.

Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not criminal in themselves. --Addison.

3. Relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code.

The officers and servants of the crown, violating the personal liberty, or other right of the subject . . . were in some cases liable to criminal process. --Hallam.

{Criminal action} (Law), an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime.

{Criminal conversation} (Law), unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; -- usually abbreviated, crim. con.

{Criminal law}, the law which relates to crimes.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Criminal \Crim"i*nal\, noun One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife" [syn: {condemnable}, {criminal}, {deplorable}, {reprehensible}, {vicious}]

2: guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"

3: involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent" [syn: {criminal}, {felonious}]


1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime [syn: {criminal}, {felon}, {crook}, {outlaw}, {malefactor}]

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