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crim·i·nal law

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

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

criminal law

the law as defined in the Crimes Act, or similar relevant act, which defines what are criminal offences and therefore come within the scope of the Act. The attitude taken is that the part of the offended party in the confrontation to be enacted is the state acting as the champion of all the people.
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