French translation of 'offence'
1. (= crime) infraction f
to commit an offence commettre une infractionsee also drug offence, criminal offence
2. (to sb’s feelings)
to give offence (= offend people) offenser certaines personnes
to cause offence offenser certaines personnes
to give offence to sb offenser qn
to cause offence to sb offenser qn
to avoid offence (= to avoid giving offence) pour n’offenser personne
to take offence s’offenser
to take offence at sth s’offenser de qch
3. (used as sentence adverb)
no offence, but ... sans vouloir vous offenser or t’offenser ...
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Example Sentences Including 'offence'
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We are sorry if this suggestion caused any offence.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The law is clear that to do so would be a criminal offence.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The club were found not guilty of alleged offences over payments to two other players.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is no time between offence and defence.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We have reached a good balance between offence and defence.The Sun (2016)
An offence under the Act makes it a crime to carry on a business with a seriously misleading name.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Do parking offences deserve the death penalty?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Her husband had admitted the same offence earlier.The Sun (2016)
MPs said that the public had a right to know the identities of those convicted of the most serious offences.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
My language was poorly chosen and has caused a great deal of offence.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
No details of the offences were given at court.The Sun (2016)
People who committed offences younger are continuing on into their old age.The Sun (2015)
Selling snowdrops taken from the wild is a criminal offence.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
She admitted committing the offence but insisted that she simply forgot about the tests.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She said that the extra powers being considered would be to deal with common offences including using a mobile telephone at the wheel and speeding.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The criminals he helped catch committed 78 offences in gun crime capital Salford.The Sun (2016)
The current law limits offences to drivers whose performance is impaired by the use of illegal drugs.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The force classified the offences as antisocial behaviour rather than as a crime.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The journal suggested that she had benefited from a fictitious post, which is an offence under French law.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The maximum penalty for the offence is life imprisonment.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The move will halt all trials for offences carrying a maximum sentence of ten years or less.The Sun (2008)
These offences carry a maximum penalty of two years in prison.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have long argued that sentences for serious offences should be more consistent and rigorous.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Many are repeat offenders whose second offence would not have been committed if their resettlement after the first had been effective.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Or are monkey chants the only things deemed to give offence?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Will the clampdown on minor speeding offences reduce road deaths?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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'offence' in Other Languages
British English: offence /əˈfɛns/ NOUN
An offence is a crime.
He has committed several offences.
- American English: offense
- Arabic: إسَاءَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ofensa
- Chinese: 犯罪
- Croatian: prekršaj
- Czech: trestný čin
- Danish: fornærmelse
- Dutch: overtreding
- European Spanish: infracción
- Finnish: rikos
- French: délit
- German: Vergehen
- Greek: αδίκημα
- Italian: reato
- Japanese: 違反
- Korean: 위반
- Norwegian: straffbar handling
- Polish: obraza
- European Portuguese: ofensa
- Romanian: delict
- Russian: оскорбление
- Spanish: infracción
- Swedish: brott förbrytelse
- Thai: การกระทำผิดกฎหมาย
- Turkish: saldırı
- Ukrainian: злочин
- Vietnamese: sự vi phạm
Translation of offence from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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