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Definition of "criminality" []

  • The state, quality, or fact of being criminal. (noun)
  • A criminal practice or act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "criminality" in a sentence
  • "Tenure does not protect a professor when criminality is involved."
  • "The researchers reportedly go with one of the more obvious ones: Kids grouped with lots of other young delinquents end up enmeshed in a “culture of deviance” where criminality is both taught and valorized."
  • "More interesting to me is the effect of being branded as a criminal, quite apart from the lessons in criminality one might absorb in juvie."