an attack by physical force on a person for which the attacker is liable to criminal prosecution.
a similar act with intent to commit rape.
noun, Law. 1. the aggregate of statutory enactments pertaining to criminal offenses. 2. a systematic and integrated statement of the rules and principles pertaining to criminal offenses.
noun, Law. 1. any seriously disrespectful act committed against the dignity or authority of a court.
noun, Civil Law. 1. adultery. Abbreviation: crim. con. noun 1. (formerly) a common law action brought by a husband by which he claimed damages against an adulterer 2. another term for adultery
noun 1. a court of law in which criminal cases are tried and determined.