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From Middle English cryme, crime, from Old French crime, crimne, from Latin crīmen. Displaced native Old English firen.

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crime (countable and uncountable, plural crimes)

  1. (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.
  2. (countable) Any great sin or wickedness; iniquity.
    • 1687 (date written), Alexander Pope, “Ode for Musick on St. Cecilia’s Day”, in The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, volume I, London: [] W[illiam] Bowyer, for Bernard Lintot, [], →OCLC, canto VI, page 376:
      No crime was thine, if 'tis no crime to love.
  3. (countable, obsolete) That which occasions crime.
  4. (uncountable) Criminal acts collectively.
    Synonyms: criminality, delinquency
  5. (uncountable) The habit or practice of committing crimes.
    Crime doesn’t pay.

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crime (third-person singular simple present crimes, present participle criming, simple past and past participle crimed)

  1. (UK, military, transitive) To subject to disciplinary punishment.
    • 1846, John Mercier McMullen, Camp and Barrack-room, Or, The British Army as it is, page 298:
      Nevertheless, in the course of a few days he is again intoxicated, creates disturbance in his quarters, is confined by his sergeant, crimed, and brought before the commanding officer []
  2. (nonce word) To commit crime.
    • 1987, Robert Sampson, Yesterday's Faces: From the Dark Side, →ISBN, page 61:
      If, during the 1920s, the master criminal was a gamester, criming for self expression, during the 1930s he performed in other ways for other purposes.

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Asturian

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crime m (plural crímenes)

  1. murder
  2. crime

French

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Inherited from Old French crimne, borrowed from Latin crīmen, from Proto-Italic *kreimen, from Proto-Indo-European *kréymn̥, from *krey- (sieve) + *-mn̥.

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crime m (plural crimes)

  1. a category of severe infractions within French law, comparable to a felony under United States laws. Crime are tied to the strongest of penalties,10 years and more according to law.
    Le meurtre, la trahison, ces sont les crimes punissable par la loi d'une peine lourde.

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Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin crīmen.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkri.me/
  • Rhymes: -ime
  • Hyphenation: crì‧me

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crime m (plural crimi)

  1. (literary, rare) crime
    Synonyms: crimine, delitto
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  • crime in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Middle English

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crime

  1. Alternative form of cryme

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French crime, from Latin crīmen.[1][2]

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  • Hyphenation: cri‧me

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crime m (plural crimes)

  1. crime
    O ladrão cometeu um crime horrível.
    The thief committed a terrible crime.

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:crime.

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crime f

  1. inflection of crimă:
    1. indefinite plural
    2. indefinite genitive/dative singular