offense

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warrant granting release from punishment for an offense amnesty , pardon
criminal offense of making false statements under oath bearing false witness , lying under oath , perjury
offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred bigamy
formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense bill of indictment , indictment
false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions calumniation , calumny , defamation , hatchet job , obloquy , traducement
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense charge , complaint
guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense complicity
pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred condonation
tolerate offense condone
written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party confession
responsible for crime or offense, person culprit
discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder) dishonorable discharge
two trials for one offense double jeopardy
prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution double jeopardy
Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC) Draco
person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense excuser , forgiver , pardoner
lessen guilt of offense extenuate
partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances extenuation , mitigation
act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious extenuation , mitigation , palliation
punishment identical to offense eye for an eye , lex talionis , talion
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