Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “criminal law”

criminal law

noun [U]    
the part of the legal system that relates to punishing people who break the lawRules and laws
(Definition of criminal law noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of criminal law

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Rules & laws, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Definitions of “criminal law” in other dictionaries

Translations of “criminal law”

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More