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Definition of criminal:

  1. A person who has violated human or divine laws; one guilty.
  2. That violates a human or divine law; guilty of or tainted with crime; abandoned; wicked; in law, opposed to civil.


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Usage examples:

  • " But I tell you the criminal one is dead.

    - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  • Why hang it all, Mr. Hewitt, I can't talk of my niece as a suspected criminal!

    - "Martin Hewitt, Investigator", Arthur Morrison.
  • The criminal of whom we are first to speak, viz.

    - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.