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Definitions and Synonyms of criminal maintenance | Another word for criminal maintenance | What is criminal maintenance?

Definition 1: the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community - [noun denoting act]

Samples where criminal maintenance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit

Synonyms for criminal maintenance in the sense of this definition

(criminal maintenance is a kind of ...) activity that transgresses moral or civil law

"he denied any wrongdoing"

(criminal maintenance 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"

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