Meaning of “criminal law” in the English Dictionary

"criminal law" in British English

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criminal lawnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˈlɔː/ us /ˌkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˈlɑː/

the part of the legal system that relates to punishing people who break the law

(Definition of “criminal law” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"criminal law" in Business English

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criminal lawnoun [ U ]

uk us 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.
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criminal lawyer
noun [ C ]

If you need advice on a criminal law issue, you can find a criminal lawyer by using our website.

(Definition of “criminal law” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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