Definition of "criminal offense" [criminal offense]
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "criminal offense" in a sentence
"It was still a criminal offense under Israeli law to meet with the PLO when the two courageous Israeli academics, Yair Hirschfeld and his younger colleague Ron Pundak, confirmed their willingness to come to our first meeting in January 1993."