Synonyms of 'law: Criminal law terms'
acquittalactual bodily harmarsonbailmentbatteryburglary(English law)the crime of either entering a building as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft, rape, grievous bodily harm, or damage, or, having entered as a trespasser, of committing one or more of these offences deception or (formerly) false pretencesembraceembraceor or embracera person guilty of embracery embraceryentryfelon(formerly) a person who has committed a felony feloniousfelony(formerly) a serious crime, such as murder or arson. All distinctions between felony and misdemeanour were abolished in England and Wales in 1967 forceforgerygrievous bodily harmhard labourhousebreakingthe act of entering a building as a trespasser for an unlawful purpose. Assimilated with burglary, 1968 impeachindictableindictmentinfamousmalice aforethoughtmisdemeanant(formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanour misdemeanour(formerly) an offence generally less heinous than a felony and which until 1967 involved a different form of trial penal servitude(English law)(formerly) the imprisonment of an offender and his subjection to hard labour. It was substituted for transportation in 1853 and abolished in 1948 perjureperjurypersonateRiot Actrobberythe stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force suborntheftthiefa person who commits theft true bill(US law)(formerly in Britain; now only US) the endorsement made on a bill of indictment by a grand jury certifying it to be supported by sufficient evidence to warrant committing the accused to trial utter ▷ See law
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Word List of law: Criminal law terms from the Collins English Word Lists