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criminality

[krim-uh-nal-i-tee] /ˌkrɪm əˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural criminalities for 2.
1.
the state of being criminal.
2.
a criminal act or practice.
Origin of criminality
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin crīminālitās. See criminal, -ity
Related forms
noncriminality, noun
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criminality

/ˌkrɪmɪˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being criminal
2.
(often pl) (rare) a criminal act or practice
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Word Origin and History for criminality
n.

1610s, from French criminalité, from Medieval Latin criminalitas, from Latin criminalis (see criminal).

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