Definition of Crime:

  1. Harmful act or omission against the public which the State wishes to prevent and which, upon conviction, is punishable by fine, imprisonment, and/or death. No conduct constitutes a crime unless it is declared criminal in the laws of the country. Some crimes (such as theft or criminal damage) may also be civil wrongs (torts) for which the victim(s) may claim damages in compensation.

Synonyms of Crime

Atrocity, Breach, Break, Crime against humanity, Criminal tendency, Criminality, Criminosis, Deadly sin, Delict, Delinquency, Dereliction, Enormity, Error, Evil, Evil courses, Evildoing, Failure, Fault, Feloniousness, Felony, Genocide, Guilty act, Heavy sin, Illegality, Impropriety, Indiscretion, Inexpiable sin, Infringement, Iniquity, Injury, Injustice, Lapse, Lawbreaking, Lawlessness, Malefaction, Malfeasance, Malpractice, Malum, Malversation, Minor wrong, Misconduct, Misdeed, Misdemeanor, Misdoing, Misfeasance, Misprision, Misprision of treason, Mortal sin, Nonfeasance, Offense, Omission, Outrage, Peccadillo, Peccancy, Positive misprision, Sin, Sin of commission, Sin of omission, Sinful act, Slip, Thou scarlet sin, Tort, Transgression, Trespass, Trip, Unutterable sin, Venial sin, Vice, Viciousness, Violation, Wrong, Wrong conduct, Wrongdoing

How to use Crime in a sentence?

  1. If you break the law and hurt someone, you have committed a crime and may be punished by going to jail, paying a fine or performing community service.
  2. Jenny did not want to move into a neighborhood with a high rate of crime , fearing this would endanger her newborn, but the closeness to the police department headquarters made her feel safe.
  3. When the driver ran through a stoplight they committed a crime and would have to pay a fine if a police officer was nearby to pull them over.

Meaning of Crime & Crime Definition