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noun [countable] criminal pronunciation in British English /ˈkrɪmɪn(ə)l/
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  1. someone who has committed a crime
    The system is designed to prevent criminals from reoffending.
    a convicted criminal (=one who has been judged guilty in a court of law): Convicted criminals should not profit from publicizing their crimes.
    a hardened criminal (=someone who has committed many crimes): Most of the offenders are not hardened criminals.


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