law-breaking


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Noun1.law-breaking - (criminal law) an act punishable by lawlaw-breaking - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
barratry - the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels
capital offense - a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
cybercrime - crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person's identity or sell contraband or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
forgery - criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud
fraud - intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
Had crime - (Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by punishments established in the Koran; "Had crimes include apostasy from Islam and murder and theft and adultery"
highjack, hijack - seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
mayhem - the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
perpetration, committal, commission - the act of committing a crime
attempt, attack - the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
Tazir crime - (Islam) minor crimes committed by Muslims; crimes that are not mentioned in the Koran so judges are free to punish the offender in any appropriate way; "in some Islamic nations Tazir crimes are set by legislation"
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
thuggery - violent or brutal acts as of thugs
high treason, lese majesty, treason - a crime that undermines the offender's government
vice crime - a vice that is illegal
victimless crime - an act that is legally a crime but that seem to have no victims; "he considers prostitution to be a victimless crime"
war crime - a crime committed in wartime; violation of rules of war
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
shanghai, impress - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
skyjack - subject an aircraft to air piracy; "the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan"
carjack - take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it; "My car was carjacked last night!"
extort - obtain through intimidation
blackmail - obtain through threats
scalp - sell illegally, as on the black market
bootleg - sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol; "They were bootlegging whiskey"
black market, run - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
fob off, foist off, palm off - sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
push - sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
black marketeer - deal on the black market
pyramid - use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
ransom, redeem - exchange or buy back for money; under threat
traffic - deal illegally; "traffic drugs"
rustle, lift - take illegally; "rustle cattle"
shoplift - steal in a store
stick up, hold up - rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
mug - rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"
pirate - copy illegally; of published material
plagiarise, plagiarize, lift - take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
crib - take unauthorized (intellectual material)
bribe, grease one's palms, buy, corrupt - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
buy off, pay off - pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
Translations

law-breaking

[ˈlɔːˌbreɪkɪŋ]
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As we came upon the fleet of law-breaking fishermen, each boat two or three hundred yards from its neighbors, and boats and nets dotting the river as far as we could see, Charley said:
Members may yet flush Sewel down the political sewer but you and I are powerless to rid ourselves of the law-breaking lawmaker.
However, anything which threatens to affect the number of boots on the ground to help prevent law-breaking and the ability of police in our region to investigate effectively when we are affected by crime, would be a worry for us all.
WHILE I applaud the council's latest action in tackling the law-breaking taxi drivers in Kirklees, I don't feel that it goes far enough.
A NEW ruling means that stars who have used drugs, visited sex workers or been involved in law-breaking will not be allowed to appear on Chinese TV.
shy about highlighting the modern-day menace that is those law-breaking cyclists who insist on terrorising pedestrians by riding on pavements.
Sources with ties to the leadership told Reuters that the government was considering a sweeping reorganisation of cabinet ministries next month that will dissolve the Ministry of Land and Resources and transfer some powers to the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), long regarded as too weak to punish law-breaking polluters.
The survey was launched with a view to appeal to drivers' better nature, urging them to sign Brake's Pledge to help prevent the devastating crashes that often result from risky law-breaking at the wheel.
I also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale.
Silver Linings Playbook Cert 15 HANGOVER star Bradley Cooper plays bi-polar Pat Solitano, who is released to his loving family headed by the obsessive Pat Snr (Robert De Niro) While trying to woo back his straying wife, Pat meets the beautiful but equally troubled Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and the pair bond over law-breaking, ballroom dancing and their medication.
Voicing deep appreciation for responsible and law-abiding citizens for helping security personnel through reporting on locations of the protesters, the ministry said that some law-breaking individuals took refuge in residential areas in order to force security personnel to hunt them down there, yet the gatherings were disbanded eventually.
And in this case, certain individuals won't feel pain in their pocket from their law-breaking actions.