[ noun ] (law,criminal law) someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The police were disqualified along with certain categories of naturalized citizens , criminals and those punished for Protectorate activities .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Although admitting Brown 's guilt on legal grounds , Day said that , `` Brown is no common criminal ; his deed was not below , but above the law '' .
[ adjective ] (criminal law) relating to crime or its punishment
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
The judge became ill just as the Colfax_District_Court convened , no substitute was brought_in , no criminal cases heard , only 5 out of 122 cases docketed were tried , and court adjourned sine_die after sitting a_few days instead_of the usual three weeks .
[ adjective ] (criminal law) guilty of crime or serious offense
"criminal in the sight of God and man"
Used in print(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
On Wednesday morning , November_2 , 1859 , the Providence_Daily_Journal stated that although Brown justly deserved the extreme penalty , no man , however criminal , ought to suffer the penalty without a fairer trial .