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criminal law

n.
Law that deals with crimes and their punishments.

criminal lawyer n.

criminal law

n
(Law) the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders

crim′inal law′


n.
the body of laws dealing with criminal offenses and their punishment.
[1580–90]
crim′inal law′yer, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishmentcriminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
judgment of conviction, sentence, conviction, condemnation - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
partial verdict - (criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others
Riot Act - a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them
nolo contendere, non vult - (law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
insanity plea, plea of insanity - (criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
charge, complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
plea bargain, plea bargaining - (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge; "his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor"; "plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
bail, bail bond, bond - (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
Translations
trestní právo
derecho penal
rikoslakirikosoikeus
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There was a bookcase in the room; I saw, from the backs of the books, that they were about evidence, criminal law, criminal biography, trials, acts of parliament, and such things.
It is for this reason that the criminal law has been in all ages more severe than it would have been if the impulse to ameliorate the criminal had been what really inspired it.
This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
It is my duty to warn you that it will be used against you," cried the inspector, with the magnificent fair play of the British criminal law.
It is not precisely the same in any two of the States; and varies in each with every revision of its criminal laws.
Through this vast throng, sprinkled doubtless here and there with honest zealots, but composed for the most part of the very scum and refuse of London, whose growth was fostered by bad criminal laws, bad prison regulations, and the worst conceivable police, such of the members of both Houses of Parliament as had not taken the precaution to be already at their posts, were compelled to fight and force their way.
3 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and it will now be called the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.
She was a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Legislative and Law Review Committee of the Manitoba Bar Association and co-chair of the Criminal Law Section.
The Committee hosted a number of academicians, specialized in the criminal and legal fields at the Faculty of law at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in the framework of the Committee's study to the amendment of the Omani Criminal Law and the Criminal Procedural Law.
However, it is now fairly well established that Parliament can regulate health using its criminal law power, among others, and that the provinces can do the same under various heads of provincial powers.
With Part II as a backdrop, Part III takes a retrospective view and analyzes how the PRC leadership has used criminal law in service of economic ends, particularly since the late 1970s.
The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section is seeking Selig I.

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