criminality

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Etymology[edit]

From French criminalité, from Latin criminalitas, from Latin criminalis. See criminal.

Noun[edit]

criminality (countable and uncountable, plural criminalities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being criminal.
  2. (uncountable) Criminal activity.
    rampant criminality
    • 2020 December 2, Philip Haigh, “A winter of discontent caused by threat of union action”, in Rail, page 63:
      The memorandum of understanding between the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, the Office of Rail and Road and the police states: "In the absence of a clear indication that serious criminality has caused the accident, RAIB will normally have precedence in respect of the investigation and will assume lead responsibility for the investigation."
  3. (countable) A criminal act.

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See Thesaurus:villainy

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