Major offense

(Law) an offense of a greater degree which contains a lesser offense, as murder and robbery include assault.

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Witnesses said the gunmen claimed Loquias had a "major offense" against their organization.
They said a probe is ongoing to see if "additional action is warranted under the player major offense section of the code" and that further fines or a suspension are an option.
Speaking at the Arab Private Sector Forum at Beirut's Union of Arab Chambers today, Hariri expressed "deep regret for the absence of the Libyan delegation from this meeting." Responding to Hariri, Berri issued a statement saying: "The regret, all the regret, is not for the absence of the Libyan delegation, but for the absence of the Lebanese delegation in facing the major offense committed against Lebanon for more than 4 decades." R.A.H.
This is a step that can be more incisive, since up to now you could only apply for internment in the case of having committed a major offense with a prison sentence of more than 8 years or in case of recurrence.
In the UK this is not a major offense but in the UAE it is of course taken very seriously and Mr Mukadam was arrested.
The former apparently took major offense to the latter's comment that her daughter is "racist" and even hired a legal counsel to sue the reality star.
The fact that the government was preparing a major offense was evident when Prime Minister Modi was given several detail briefs in the war room over various options that were available to punish the perpetrators of the Uri attack.
Speaking about the demolition of the Vahdettin Mansion's onion dome, YylmaztE-rk said getting rid of this characteristic of the building, which was considered a historical asset, in the name of renovation is a major offense.
Pakistan launched a major offense after Uzbek fighters were involved in the all-night siege of Karachi airport that killed more than 30.
Michael Kaufman, managing partner at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck and Gonzo, which has a specialty in employment law on behalf of companies, agrees that barring some major offense, chief executives should be given the same opportunities as every other employee in America, the report said.
In 2007, Lane County had the second lowest rate of sworn officers per population, and the highest ratio of major offense to officer.
They argued that violating the sanctity of the vote is a major offense and should be dealt with in a serious manner.