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Noun: crime  krIm
  1. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    "a long record of crimes";
    - offense [US], criminal offense [US], criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], offence [Brit, Cdn], law-breaking
     
  2. An evil act not necessarily punishable by law
    "crimes of the heart"

Derived forms: crimes

Type of: evildoing, transgression

Encyclopedia: Crime, Media, Culture