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Definition 1: the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment - [noun denoting communication]

(criminal law is a kind of ...) a code of laws adopted by a state or nation

"a code of laws"

(criminal law is a part of ...) a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them

(criminal law belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (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

"his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor" "plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested"

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (law) an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

"the conviction came as no surprise"

(criminal law is the domain which ... is member of) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

"the judge set bail at $10,000" "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"

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