law-breaking


law-breaking
noun
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act (Freq. 1)
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a long record of crimes

Derivationally related forms: ↑offend (for: ↑offense), ↑criminal (for: ↑crime), ↑criminate (for: ↑crime), ↑incriminate (for: ↑crime), ↑criminalise (for: ↑crime)
Topics: ↑criminal law
Members of this Topic:
kidnap, ↑nobble, ↑abduct, ↑snatch, ↑shanghai, ↑impress, ↑commandeer, ↑hijack, ↑highjack, ↑pirate, ↑skyjack, ↑carjack, ↑extort, ↑blackmail, ↑scalp, ↑bootleg, ↑run, ↑black market, ↑foist off, ↑palm off, ↑fob off, ↑push, ↑black marketeer, ↑pyramid, ↑ransom, ↑redeem, ↑traffic, ↑rustle, ↑lift, ↑shoplift, ↑hold up, ↑stick up, ↑mug, ↑plagiarize, ↑plagiarise, ↑crib, ↑bribe, ↑corrupt, ↑buy, ↑grease one's palms, ↑rake off, ↑buy off, ↑pay off, ↑loot, ↑plunder, ↑smuggle, ↑kick back
Hypernyms: ↑transgression, ↑evildoing
Hyponyms:

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law-breaking noun [uncountable]
Thesaurus: general words for crimessynonym crime of killing and ways of killinghyponym
Main entry: law-breaker

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

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