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The book examines the causes of criminal behaviour.
It is a criminal offence to threaten someone with violence.
the criminal justice system
Police are conducting a criminal investigation into his business affairs.
You could face criminal charges.
There is not enough evidence to start criminal proceedings against him.
This is the British English definition of criminal. View American English definition of criminal.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important
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