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crim·i·nal law

(krimĭ-năl law)
Legislation dealing with crime and its punishment.
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criminal law

The area of the law relating to violations of statutes that pertain to public offenses or acts committed against the public. For example, a health care provider can be prosecuted for criminal acts such as assault and battery, fraud, and abuse.
See also: law
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