verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
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1 a person charged with and convicted of crime
2 a person who commits crimes for a living
3 of, involving, or guilty of crime
4 prenominal of or relating to crime or its punishment
criminal court, criminal lawyer
5 Informal senseless or deplorable a criminal waste of money (C15: from Late Latin criminalis; see crime, -al1)
1 (formerly) a common law action brought by a husband by which he claimed damages against an adulterer
2 another term for →
n the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
International Criminal Police Organization
n See →
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