criminal lawyer
noun Date: 1869 a lawyer who specializes in criminal law; especially a lawyer who represents defendants in criminal cases

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  • criminal lawyer — criminal law UK US noun [U] LAW ► the part of the legal system which relates to punishing people who have committed a criminal act: »Investigation of breaches of the criminal law is generally the responsibility of the police. → Compare CIVIL… …   Financial and business terms

  • criminal lawyer — n: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • criminal lawyer — n. a lawyer whose practice is largely devoted to the defense of those accused of crime …   English World dictionary

  • criminal lawyer — noun : a lawyer who specializes in cases that involve the law as it relates to crime * * * a person who specializes in the practice of criminal law. [1885 90] * * * criminal lawyer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑crime * * * criminal lawyer, a lawyer who …   Useful english dictionary

  • criminal lawyer — a person who specializes in the practice of criminal law. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • criminal law — ➔ law * * * criminal law UK US noun [U] LAW ► the part of the legal system which relates to punishing people who have committed a criminal act: »Investigation of breaches of the criminal law is generally the responsibility of the police. →… …   Financial and business terms

  • criminal — ▪ I. criminal crim‧i‧nal 1 [ˈkrɪmnl] adjective [only before a noun] 1. not allowed by law and able to be punished by law: • The investigation uncovered serious criminal activity. • allegations of possible criminal conduct involving company… …   Financial and business terms

  • criminal — crim|i|nal1 W2S3 [ˈkrımınəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: criminel, from Late Latin criminalis, from Latin crimen; CRIME] 1.) relating to crime ▪ Experts cannot agree on the causes of criminal behaviour . ▪ I was sure he was involved… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • criminal — n. & adj. n. a person who has committed a crime or crimes. adj. 1 of, involving, or concerning crime (criminal records). 2 having committed (and usu. been convicted of) a crime. 3 Law relating to or expert in criminal law rather than civil or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lawyer — n 1. attorney, attorney at law, legal advisor, Law. counsel, counselor, courselor at law, advocate; officer of the court, member of the bar, legal practitioner, legalist; legist, jurist, jurisprudent, Civil Law. jurisconsult, civilian; pleader,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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