HyperDic: criminal_law

English > 1 sense of the expression criminal law:
NOUNcommunicationcriminal lawthe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
English > criminal law: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment.
Category ofbail, bail bond, bond(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
charge, complaint(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
crime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
insanity plea, plea of insanity(criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
nolo contendere, non vult(law) an answer of 'no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects / subjects him to conviction
partial verdict(criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others
plea bargain, plea bargaining(criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
principal(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
PartsRiot ActA former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them
Broaderlegal codeA code of laws adopted by a state / state or nation
Spanishderecho penal

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