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criminal law

noun
1.
the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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  • Contract law, property law, and criminal law all vary significantly from state to state.
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  • The state prosecutes for violations of the criminal law of the state.
  • If not, you'd advocate serious reform of our criminal law.
  • What he appears to have done is from a criminal law perspective is leave the scene of accident and fail to report it timely.
  • Government accomplishes this end through criminal law and tort law.
British Dictionary definitions for criminal law

criminal law

noun
1.
the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
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