crim·i·nal·i·ty /ˌkri-mə-'na-lə-tē/ n
1: the quality or state of being criminal
can't understand the criminality of his act
2: crime (3)
violent criminality

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun blameworthy conduct, corruptness, criminal attitude, criminal conduct, crookedness, culpability, culpable conduct, felonious conduct, feloniousness, fraudulence, guilt, heinous conduct, illegality, illicitness, infamous conduct, infamous misbehavior, lawlessness, malversation, misdoing, official misconduct, outlawry, transgression, unlawfulness, wrongdoing associated concepts: criminal culpability, criminal intent II index bad repute, bribery, conviction (finding of guilt), corruption, culpability, delinquency (misconduct), guilt, illegality, knavery, mens rea, mischief, offense, racket

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

1 The state, practice, or quality of being a criminal.
2 The act or series of acts that constitute a crime.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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