1. [ noun ] (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
Synonyms: law-breaking

"a long record of crimes"

Related terms: evildoing misdemeanor fraud treason attack war_crime battery perpetration victimless_crime cybercrime vice_crime capital_offense thuggery felony mayhem tazir_crime forgery hijack rape statutory_offense had_crime bribe kidnap rustle smuggle hold_up commandeer foist_off loot kick_back run ransom shoplift traffic pyramid plagiarize pirate buy_off rake_off mug black_marketeer crib push skyjack carjack shanghai extort scalp bootleg blackmail criminal_law accuse outlaw
2. [ noun ] an evil act not necessarily punishable by law

"crimes of the heart"

Related terms: evildoing incriminate
Similar spelling:   Crimea