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accessory in law, someone who helps a criminal before or after a crime, but does not commit the crime. [2/4 definitions]
accomplice a person who helps another commit a crime or wrongful act.
accusation a statement declaring another person guilty of crime, misdeed, or error. [1/2 definitions]
accuse to charge with a crime or wrongdoing.
alibi the legal defense of establishing one's location away from the scene of a crime during its commission. [1/4 definitions]
anticrime combined form of crime.
atone to make reparation for a sin, crime, error, or the like (usu. fol. by for). [2 definitions]
attainder in law, the loss of civil rights following conviction for a major crime, esp. treason.
attaint to inflict the loss of civil rights on (someone) following conviction for a major crime. [2 definitions]
bench warrant an order issued by a judge or court for the apprehension of someone charged with a crime.
bigamy in law, the crime of marrying one person while still married to another.
bill of attainder a legislative act in which a person is found guilty, without trial, of a crime, esp. treason, and condemned to capital punishment.
breaking and entering the felony of gaining forcible entry to a building belonging to another, with the intent of committing a crime.
burglarize to break into a building with the intention of committing a crime, esp. stealing.
burglary the act of breaking into a building with the intent of committing a crime, esp. stealing.
caper1 (informal) a theft or crime, usu. involving deception. [1/4 definitions]
capital punishment punishment, of a crime such as murder, by death.
capo2 a leader of an organized crime ring such as the Mafia.
charge to accuse or blame, esp. for a crime (often fol. by with). [1/21 definitions]
complicity participation in wrongdoing, esp. in a crime.
confederate an accomplice, as in a crime or conspiracy. [1/6 definitions]