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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
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