crime

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French crimne (French crime), from Latin crimen.

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crime (countable and uncountable, plural crimes)

  1. (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
  2. (uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
    Crime doesn’t pay.
  3. (uncountable) criminal acts collectively.
  4. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
    • Alexander Pope
      No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
  5. (obsolete) That which occasions crime.
    • Spenser
      the tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall

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  • Adjectives often applied to "crime": organized, brutal, terrible, horrible, heinous, horrendous, hideous, financial, sexual, international.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crīmen.

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crime m (plural crimes)

  1. crime
    Le crime ne paie pas.
  2. murder, homicide

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French crime, from Latin crīmen.

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crime m (plural crimes)

  1. crime
    O ladrão cometeu um crime horrível.
    The thief committed a terrible crime.