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Crime vs. Delinquency

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Crimenoun

(countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.

Delinquencynoun

Misconduct.

Crimenoun

(countable) Any great sin or wickedness; iniquity.

Delinquencynoun

A criminal offense.

Crimenoun

That which occasions crime.

Delinquencynoun

A debt that is overdue for payment.

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Crimenoun

(uncountable) Criminal acts collectively.

Delinquencynoun

Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.

‘The delinquencies of the little commonwealth would be represented in the most glaring colors.’;

Crimenoun

(uncountable) The habit or practice of committing crimes.

‘Crime doesn’t pay.’;

Delinquencynoun

nonpayment of a debt when due

Crimeverb

To subject to disciplinary punishment.

Delinquencynoun

a tendency to be negligent and uncaring;

‘he inherited his delinquency from his father’; ‘his derelictions were not really intended as crimes’; ‘his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities’;

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Crimeverb

(nonce word) To commit crime(s).

Delinquencynoun

an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor

Crimenoun

Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.

Crimenoun

Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.

Crimenoun

Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.

‘No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.’;

Crimenoun

That which occasion crime.

‘The tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall.’;

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Crimenoun

(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act;

‘a long record of crimes’;

Crimenoun

an evil act not necessarily punishable by law;

‘crimes of the heart’;

Crime

In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes.

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