criminal+conversation

  • 1 Criminal conversation — Criminal conversation, commonly known as crim. con., is a tort arising from adultery. History of criminal conversation It was based upon compensation for the husband s loss of property rights in his wife, the wife being regarded as his… …

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  • 2 criminal conversation — criminal con·ver·sa·tion n: the tort of committing adultery with another s spouse compare alienation of affections ◇ This tort is no longer recognized in most jurisdictions. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 3 Criminal conversation — Criminal Crim i*nal (kr?m ? nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 criminal conversation — n. CONVERSATION (sense 2) …

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  • 5 Criminal Conversation — is a novel published in 1994 by Evan Hunter, set in Brooklyn, New York. Plot Sarah Welles, 34, a private school English teacher, is happily married to Assistant District Attorney Michael Welles, Organized Crime, Manhattan. Michael Welles is… …

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  • 6 criminal conversation —    obsolete    adultery    Usually committed by the woman, in whom it was thought more reprehensible, and abbreviated to crim con in legal jargon:     In 1837, Mrs Charlotte Travanion née Brereton, of Cornwall, was accused of having criminal… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 7 criminal conversation — Sexual intercourse of an outsider with husband or wife, or a breaking down of the covenant of fidelity. Tort action based on adultery, considered in its aspect of a civil injury to the husband or wife entitling him or her to damages; the tort of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 8 criminal conversation — Sexual intercourse of an outsider with husband or wife, or a breaking down of the covenant of fidelity. Tort action based on adultery, considered in its aspect of a civil injury to the husband or wife entitling him or her to damages; the tort of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 criminal conversation — noun Date: 1732 adultery considered as a tort …

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  • 10 criminal conversation — Civil Law. adultery. Abbr.: crim. con. [1760 70] * * * …

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  • 11 criminal conversation — adultery, consensual sex between a married person and someone other than his/her spouse (Law) …

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  • 12 criminal conversation — noun Law, historical adultery …

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  • 13 criminal conversation — [Abbreviated Crim. con.] Adultery …

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  • 14 criminal conversation — The tortious invasion of the rights of husband and wife which occurs when a third person has adulterous intercourse with one of them and for which the innocent and offended spouse has a cause of action against the adulterer. At common law no… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15 criminal conversation — noun extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce • Syn: ↑adultery, ↑fornication • Derivationally related forms: ↑adulterous (for: ↑adultery), ↑ …

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  • 16 Conversation — Con ver*sa tion, n. [OE. conversacio (in senses 1 & 2), OF. conversacion, F. conversation, fr. L. conversatio frequent abode in a place, intercourse, LL. also, manner of life.] 1. General course of conduct; behavior. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Let… …

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  • 17 Criminal — Crim i*nal (kr?m ? nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 18 Criminal action — Criminal Crim i*nal (kr?m ? nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 19 Criminal law — Criminal Crim i*nal (kr?m ? nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See {Crime}.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 20 conversation — (n.) mid 14c., living together, having dealings with others, also manner of conducting oneself in the world; from O.Fr. conversation, from L. conversationem (nom. conversatio) act of living with, from conversat , pp. stem of conversari to live… …

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