|1.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime|
|Synonyms:||crook felon outlaw malefactor|
|Related terms:||wrongdoer murderer thief kidnapper traitor racketeer gangster smuggler blackmailer bootlegger raper briber hood conspirator accessory probationer pusher fugitive recidivist scofflaw highbinder desperado mafioso violator billie_the_kid moll highjacker james arsonist macgregor outlaw|
|2.||[ adjective ] (criminal law) relating to crime or its punishment|
|3.||[ adjective ] bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure|
|Synonyms:||reprehensible deplorable condemnable|
"a criminal waste of talent" "a deplorable act of violence" "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
|4.||[ adjective ] (criminal law) guilty of crime or serious offense|
"criminal in the sight of God and man"
|5.||[ adjective ] (law) involving or being or having the nature of a crime|
"a criminal offense" "criminal abuse" "felonious intent"