meaning of crime

1. Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
That which occasion crime.
criminal law an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of ">crimes"

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