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criminal law

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
the part of the legal system which relates to punishing people who have committed a criminal act: Investigation of breaches of the criminal law is generally the responsibility of the police. →  Compare civil law
criminal lawyer noun [C]
Translations of “criminal law”
in Chinese (Traditional) 刑法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刑法…
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