Criminality



[krim-uh-nal-i-tee] /ˌkrɪm əˈnæl ɪ ti/

noun, plural criminalities for 2.
1.
the state of being .
2.
a act or practice.
/ˌkrɪmɪˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being criminal
2.
(often pl) (rare) a criminal act or practice
n.

1610s, from French criminalité, from Medieval Latin criminalitas, from Latin criminalis (see criminal).

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