Definition of 'offence'
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Selling snowdrops taken from the wild is a criminal offence. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No details of the offences were given at court. The Sun (2016)Her husband had admitted the same offence earlier. The Sun (2016)We have reached a good balance between offence and defence. The Sun (2016)These offences carry a maximum penalty of two years in prison. Times, Sunday Times (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)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 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)Will the clampdown on minor speeding offences reduce road deaths? Times, Sunday Times (2008)My language was poorly chosen and has caused a great deal of offence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She admitted committing the offence but insisted that she simply forgot about the tests. Times, Sunday Times (2007) People who committed offences younger are continuing on into their old age. The Sun (2015)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)The force classified the offences as antisocial behaviour rather than as a crime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no time between offence and defence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The move will halt all trials for offences carrying a maximum sentence of ten years or less. The Sun (2008)We have long argued that sentences for serious offences should be more consistent and rigorous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The current law limits offences to drivers whose performance is impaired by the use of illegal drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are sorry if this suggestion caused any offence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)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)An offence under the Act makes it a crime to carry on a business with a seriously misleading name. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'offence'
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
Definition of offence from the Collins English Dictionary
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