criminate

Definitions

  • One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
    One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v criminate rebuke formally
    • v criminate bring an accusation against; level a charge against "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton
    • Criminate To accuse of, or charge with, a crime. "To criminate , with the heavy and ungrounded charge of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt, independent, and reforming parliament."
    • Criminate To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render liable to a criminal charge. "Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear to criminate him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Texas criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
    • criminate To charge with a crime; declare to be guilty of a crime.
    • criminate To involve in the commission or the consequences of a crime; incriminate; reflexively, manifest or disclose the commission of crime by.
    • criminate To censure or hold up to censure; inveigh against or blame as criminal; impugn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Utah a husband is responsible for all criminal acts committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
    • v.t Criminate to accuse
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Quotations

  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. [On Washington D. C.]”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Jean%20Jacques%20Rousseau
    “It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful.”
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock%20Ellis
    “We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”
  • Karl Kraus
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    “Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. criminatus, p. p. of criminare, criminari, to criminate, fr. crimen,. See Crime
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. crimen.

Usage

In literature:

Wastefulness, profligacy, or favoritism in public expenditures is criminal.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
My father practised inoculation until it was made criminal in eighteen-forty.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by George Bernard Shaw
He proposed a criminal intercourse with her.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Criminality is not always obvious, in proportion to its extent.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Around the walls were low bookcases with wide tops on which were spread, under glass, what Coquenil called his criminal museum.
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
The middle row of portraits illustrates health, disease, and criminality.
"Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development" by Francis Galton
The proceeding had resolved itself into a criminal trial of Hogan and Simpkins.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
This does not mean that criminality can be inherited, or even that there is a criminal type.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Here was a barber's shop in the heart of a criminal neighborhood and admittedly the late haunt of criminals.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
Foppish and fantastick Ornaments are only Indications of Vice, not criminal in themselves.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
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In poetry:

Hickory shoots unnumbered rise,
Sallow and wasting themselves in sighs,
Children begot at a criminal rate
In the sight of a God that is profligate.
"Geometry" by John Crowe Ransom
Criminals, paupers, the ostracised
From all countries beyond the great sea,
Flock into the land our fathers prized,
And baptized "The Sweet Land of the Free."
"Liberty" by Jared Barhite
Now know I well how that fond phantasy
Which made my soul the worshipper and thrall
Of earthly art, is vain; how criminal
Is that which all men seek unwillingly.
"Lxv. to giorgio vasari." by Michelangelo
The law of God will have him ston'd outright
Who spends in criminal excess his time,
That the fell vice may be unrooted quite,
And others be deterr'd from such a crime.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
The wood and stone were call'd the holy things,
And their sublime intent given to their kings.
All the atonements of Jehovah spurn'd,
And criminals to sacrifices turn'd.
"If It Is True What the Prophets Write" by William Blake
I am shocked beyond words!
(Said the statesman. 'Tis crime
That the clamoring herds
Should seek war at this time.
For a criminal war is sheer folly
Subversive to ideals sublime.
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis

In news:

ROBBINSVILLE — A township man was sentenced to two years of probation today in Superior Court for having criminal sexual contact with a minor.
Data show drop in criminal firepower during assault gun ban.
Sabrena Whitt, 43, graduated from Colorado Technical University Monday night with a sigh of relief and an associate of science degree in criminal justice.
Criminal law, including misdemeanors, felonies, sentence modifications.
On the one hand, they're fat targets for the criminals who send out huge numbers of phishing email messages.
As the Justice Department weighs the possibility of criminal charges in the unfolding Libor rate-setting scandal, it may want to consider the record of the Swiss banking giant UBS.
They say you can tell a lot about criminals just from the mug shots.
Torture investigator David Thomas speaks to the media Tuesday after Judge Timothy Evans' hearing regarding five police torture cases at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.
Former Ukrainian President Yushchenko Calls Tymoshenko's Gas Contract with Russia "Criminal by Nature ".
Through Saturday, area crime victims and survivors, victim service providers, criminal and juvenile officials and allied professionals, and community volunteers will again commemorate National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Two recent busts in Hemet point out one of the useful tools for police in catching criminals — the vehicle code.
The views expressed in these comments are those of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the DC Bar and not those of the DC Bar or of its Board of Governors.
Bad cheese is bad news even under the best of circumstances, but this is a case of criminally bad cheese (allegedly).
Criminal record prevents tattoo artist from getting Lewiston license.
Man Who Accused Elmo Puppeteer Identified, His Criminal Record Uncovered.
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In science:

The germ is said to be of first type if its criminant set has only one branch, of second type if it has exactly two branches and these branches are smooth, non vertical and transversal each other.
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes
This may happen due to accumulation of mutations in immune response cells, their limited potential for self-renewal, or an overall decay of the organism energetics. (In the language of criminals and policemen, this would mean slow decay of the number of patrolling policemen, for example, due to budget restrictions).
A simple derivation of the Gompertz law for human mortality
In [10, 11], a significant correlation between the topological accessibility of streets and their popularity, micro-criminality, micro-economic vitality and social liveability had been established.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Craig-Hart, P. Williams, S. Simon, N. Abdullaev, B. Stanislawski and L. Covill, Methods not Motives: Exploring links between transnational organised crime and international terrorism, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NJC211207 (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
P. Williams, Transnational Criminal Networks, John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt (eds) (2001) Networks and Netwars: The future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy Santa Monica, California.
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
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