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English Dictionary: criminal conversation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for criminal conversation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
criminal conversation
  1. extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations; "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"
    Synonym(s): adultery, criminal conversation, fornication
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Criminal \Crim"i*nal\ (kr?m"?-nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr.
      crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.]
      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
                     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.
      {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.
      {Criminal law}, the law which relates to crimes.
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