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Definition of Crime

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.
  2. 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.
  3. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
  4. That which occasion crime.

Crime Quotations

Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
Ida B. Wells

How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Hunter S. Thompson

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
Henry Miller
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Crime Translations

crime in Danish is forbrydelse
crime in Dutch is misdaad, misdrijf
crime in French is crime
crime in German is Untat, Verbrechen, Verbrechen
crime in Italian is crimine
crime in Latin is vitium, dedecus, malum, facina -oris
crime in Norwegian is forbrytelse
crime in Spanish is crimen
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