Meaning of “criminal liability” in the English Dictionary

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"criminal liability" in Business English

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criminal liabilitynoun [ U ]

uk us 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.

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