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Miscellaneous crimes - synonyms or related words

agriterrorism

noun

crimes such as poisoning farm animals and crops for political aims

bigamy

noun

the crime of being married to more than one person at the same time

bioterrorism

noun

the crime of using biological or chemical weapons for political aims

blackmail

noun

the crime of making someone give you money or do what you want by threatening to tell people embarrassing information about them

child abuse

noun

bad treatment of a child by an adult, especially an adult in a position of trust or authority

conspiracy

noun

legal the legal offence of planning a serious crime

contempt

noun

legal contempt of court

contempt of court

noun

the crime of not doing what a judge in a court of law has ordered you to do

criminal negligence

noun

the crime of not doing something that would have prevented a serious accident

defamation

noun

the offence of writing or saying something bad about someone that is not true and makes people have a bad opinion of them

false imprisonment

noun

the crime of preventing someone from leaving a place when you have no legal right to do this

fraud

noun

the action of producing false documents or information in order to get what you want

going equipped

noun

in England and Wales, the crime of carrying items that are intended for use in a crime

high treason

noun

a crime against your country, for example the crime of trying to take control of the government or helping your country’s enemies

human trafficking

noun

the crime of moving people illegally, often to a different country, so they can be forced to have sex for money, or to work for little or no money

inchoate offence

noun

a crime that has not yet been completed, for example an attempt, incitement, or conspiracy

indictable offence

noun

in England, Wales, and some other countries, a crime that is very serious. In the US such a crime is known as a felony.

intent

noun

legal the intention to commit a crime or an offence

joint criminal enterprise

noun

a legal principle that each individual member of a group can be guilty of a crime committed by another member of that group

libel

noun

the illegal act of writing things about someone that are not true

loitering

noun

standing or waiting in a public place for no particular reason. Loitering is a crime in some countries.

loiter with intent

British to stand or wait somewhere with the intention of committing a crime. This phrase is no longer a current legal term.

medical malpractice

noun

carelessness or improper treatment by a health care worker that results in injury or death

medical negligence

noun

medical malpractice

mob rule

noun

a situation in which a crowd of people control a place illegally

passing off

noun

the act of producing products that are very similar to another company's products and thereby causing people to believe they are the original in a way that contravenes intellectual property law

perjury

noun

the crime of lying when you give evidence in a court of law

possession

noun

the crime of owning something illegal, for example drugs or weapons

public nuisance

noun

legal an activity that offends most of the people in a place, for example being noisy or showing offensive sexual behaviour

slander

noun

legal the crime of saying something about someone that is not true and is likely to damage their reputation

smuggling

noun

the practice of secretly and illegally taking goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money

solicitation

noun

legalAmerican the crime of offering money or something else of value to someone in order to make them commit a crime

stalking

noun

the crime of following and watching someone in a threatening way

transferred intent

noun

the principle that a person who intends to harm or kill a specific person but unintentionally harms or kills a different person is legally responsible for that act and can be punished for it

transferred malice

noun

British transferred intent

treason

noun

the crime of helping your country’s enemies or of trying to destroy your country’s government

vagrancy

noun

the crime of living on the street and asking people for money

recidivism

noun

breach of covenant

failure to do what you have agreed to do in a covenant

invasion of privacy

an occasion when someone finds out or uses information about your private life, especially illegally

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