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English definition of “offence”

offence

noun [C] (CRIME) (US offense)     /əˈfens/
B2 an illegal act; a crime: a serious/minor offence a criminal/drink-driving offence Driving without a licence is an offence. He committed several serious offences. It's the third time that he's been convicted of a drug offence.Crime - general words
(Definition of offence noun (CRIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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