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English definition of “criminal liability”

criminal liability

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
responsibility for any illegal behaviour that causes harm or damage to someone or something: He acknowledged damaging a house without authorization, but a jury acquitted him of any criminal liability. Families of some victims of the crash have launched a lawsuit against the railway owner, claiming criminal liability.
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