1350–1400; Middle English
< Late Latin crīminālis,
equivalent to Latin crīmin-
(stem of crīmen;
) + -ālis -al1
criminally, adverbnoncriminal, adjective, nounnoncriminally, adverbquasi-criminal, adjectivequasi-criminally, adverbsubcriminal, adjectivesubcriminally, adverbsupercriminal, adjective, nounsupercriminally, adverbuncriminal, adjectiveuncriminally, adverb
felonious, unlawful. See illegal
malefactor, evildoer, transgressor, culprit, felon, crook, hoodlum, gangster.