criminality

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EtymologyEdit

From French criminalité, from Latin criminalitas, from Latin criminalis. See criminal.

NounEdit

criminality (countable and uncountable, plural criminalities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being criminal.
  2. (uncountable) Criminal activity.
    rampant criminality
    • 2020 December 2, Philip Haigh, “A winter of discontent caused by threat of union action”, in Rail, page 63:
      The memorandum of understanding between the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, the Office of Rail and Road and the police states: "In the absence of a clear indication that serious criminality has caused the accident, RAIB will normally have precedence in respect of the investigation and will assume lead responsibility for the investigation."
  3. (countable) A criminal act.

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See Thesaurus:villainy

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