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NOUN (2)

1. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act;
- Example: "a long record of crimes"
[syn: crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking]

2. an evil act not necessarily punishable by law;
- Example: "crimes of the heart"

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crime \Crime\ (kr[imac]m), n. [F. crime, fr. L. crimen judicial decision, that which is subjected to such a decision, charge, fault, crime, fr. the root of cernere to decide judicially. See Certain.] 1. Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. "To part error from crime." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Note: Crimes, in the English common law, are grave offenses which were originally capitally punished (murder, rape, robbery, arson, burglary, and larceny), as distinguished from misdemeanors, which are offenses of a lighter grade. See Misdemeanors. [1913 Webster] 3. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity. [1913 Webster] No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. That which occasion crime. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tree of life, the crime of our first father's fall. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Capital crime, a crime punishable with death. Syn: Sin; vice; iniquity; wrong. Usage: Crime, Sin,Vice. Sin is the generic term, embracing wickedness of every kind, but specifically denoting an offense as committed against God. Crime is strictly a violation of law either human or divine; but in present usage the term is commonly applied to actions contrary to the laws of the State. Vice is more distinctively that which springs from the inordinate indulgence of the natural appetites, which are in themselves innocent. Thus intemperance, unchastity, duplicity, etc., are vices; while murder, forgery, etc., which spring from the indulgence of selfish passions, are crimes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crime n 1: (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes" [syn: crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking] 2: an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "crime": atrocity, breach, break, crime against humanity, criminal tendency, criminality, criminosis, deadly sin, delict, delinquency, dereliction, enormity, error, evil, evil courses, evildoing, failure, fault, feloniousness, felony, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, illegality, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malpractice, malum, malversation, minor wrong, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misprision, misprision of treason, mortal sin, nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, positive misprision, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, thou scarlet sin, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin, vice, viciousness, violation, wrong, wrong conduct, wrongdoing
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CRIME. A crime is an offence against a public law. This word, in its most general signification, comprehends all offences but, in its limited sense, it is confined to felony. 1 Chitty, Gen. Pr. 14. 2. The term misdemeanor includes every offence inferior to felony, but punishable by indictment or by particular prescribed proceedings. 3. The term offence, also, may be considered as, having the same meaning, but is usually, by itself, understood to be a crime not indictable but punishable, summarily, or by the forfeiture of, a penalty. Burn's Just. Misdemeanor. 4. Crimes are defined and punished by statutes and by the common law. Most common law offences are as well known, and as precisely ascertained, as those which are defined by statutes; yet, from the difficulty of exactly defining and describing every act which ought to be punished, the vital and preserving principle has been adopted, that all immoral acts which tend to the prejudice of the community are punishable by courts of justice. 2 Swift's Dig. 5. Crimes are mala in se, or bad in themselves; and these include. all offences against the moral law; or they are mala prohibita, bad because prohibited, as being against sound policy; which, unless prohibited, would be innocent or indifferent. Crimes may be classed into such as affect: 6.-1. Religion and public worship: viz. blasphemy, disturbing public worship. 7.-2. The sovereign power: treason, misprision of treason. 8.-3. The current coin: as counterfeiting or impairing it. 9.-4. Public justice: 1. Bribery of judges or jurors, or receiving the bribe. 2. Perjury. 3. Prison breaking. 4. Rescue. 5. Barratry. 6. Maintenance. 7. Champerty. 8. Compounding felonies. 9. Misprision of felonies. 10. Oppression. 11. Extortion. 12. Suppressing evidence. 13. Negligence or misconduct in inferior officers. 14. Obstructing legal process. 15. Embracery. 10.-5. Public peace. 1. Challenges to fight a duel. 2. Riots, routs and unlawful assemblies. 3. Affrays. 4. Libels. 11.-6. Public trade. 1. Cheats. 2. Forestalling. S. Regrating. 4. Engrossing. 5. Monopolies. 12.-7. Chastity. 1. Sodomy. 2. Adultery. 3. Incest. 4. Bigamy. 5. Fornication. 13.-8. Decency and morality. 1. Public indecency. 2. Drunkenness. 3. Violating the grave. 14.-9. Public police and economy. 1. Common nuisances. 2. Keeping disorderly houses and bawdy houses. 3. Idleness, vagrancy, and beggary. 15.-10. Public. policy. 1. Gambling. 2. Illegal lotteries. 16.-11. Individuals. 1. Homicide, which is justifiable, excusable or felonious. 2. Mayhem. 3. Rape. 4. Poisoning, with intent to murder. 5. Administering drugs to a woman quick with child to cause, miscarriage. 6. Concealing death of bastard child. 7. Assault and battery, which is either simple or with intent to commit some other crime. 8. kidnapping. 9. False imprisonment. 10. Abduction. 17.-12. Private property. 1. Burglary. 2. Arson. 3. Robbery. 4., Forgery. Counterfeiting. 6. Larceny. 7. Receiving stolen goods, knowing them to have been stolen, or theft-bote. 8. Malicious mischief. 18.-13. The public, individuals, or their property, according to the intent of the criminal. 1. Conspiracy.