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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crim·i·nal /ˈkrɪmənḷ, ˈkrɪmnəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crim·i·nal, n. One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crim·i·nal a.
 1. Guilty of crime or sin.
    The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God.   --Rogers.
 2. Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.
    Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not criminal in themselves.   --Addison.
 3. Relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code.
    The officers and servants of the crown, violating the personal liberty, or other right of the subject . . . were in some cases liable to criminal process.   --Hallam.
 Criminal action Law, an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime.
 Criminal conversation Law, unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; -- usually abbreviated, crim. con.
 Criminal law, the law which relates to crimes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to crime or its punishment; "criminal court"
      2: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal
         waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence";
         "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
         [syn: condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible]
      3: guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight
         of God and man"
      4: involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a
         criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
         [syn: felonious]
      n : someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a
          crime [syn: felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor]