non-criminal


non-criminal

adjective

  1. of the nature of or involving crime.
  2. guilty of crime.
  3. Law. of or relating to crime or its punishment: a criminal proceeding.
  4. senseless; foolish: It’s criminal to waste so much good food.
  5. exorbitant; grossly overpriced: They charge absolutely criminal prices.

noun

  1. a person guilty or convicted of a crime.

noun

  1. a person charged with and convicted of crime
  2. a person who commits crimes for a living

adjective

  1. of, involving, or guilty of crime
  2. (prenominal) of or relating to crime or its punishmentcriminal court; criminal lawyer
  3. informal senseless or deplorablea criminal waste of money

adj.early 15c., from Middle French criminel (11c.), from Latin criminalis “pertaining to crime,” from crimen (genitive criminis); see crime. Preserves the Latin -n-. Criminal law (or criminal justice) distinguished from civil in English at least since late 15c. n.1620s, from criminal (adj.).

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