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criminal code

noun, Law.
1.
the aggregate of statutory enactments pertaining to criminal offenses.
2.
a systematic and integrated statement of the rules and principles pertaining to criminal offenses.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • In the end though, they arrested him under the normal criminal code.
  • On can consent in fact even if the criminal code presumes no consent was given.

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