Webster 1913 Edition
crimen: cf. F.
Guilty of crime or sin.
The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us
criminalin the sight of God.
Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; – said of an act or of conduct;
Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not
Relating to crime; – opposed to civil;
The officers and servants of the crown, violating the personal liberty, or other right of the subject . . . were in some cases liable to
an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime.–
unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; – usually abbreviated, crim. con.–
the law which relates to crimes.
One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Guilty of a crime; applied to persons.
2.Partaking of a crime; involving a crime; that violates public law, divine or human; as, theft is a criminal act.
3.That violates moral obligation; wicked.
4.Relating to crimes; opposed to civil; as a criminal code; criminal law.
Criminal conversation, the illegal commerce of the sexes; adultery.