HyperDic: capital_offense

English > 1 sense of the expression capital offense:
NOUNactcapital offensea crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
English > capital offense: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate.
Broadercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law

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