punishable offence

punishable offence
Jur. acte délictueux [qui tombe sous le coup de la loi] ; acte punissable/passible de sanction

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  • offence — of|fence W3 BrE offense AmE [əˈfens] n 1.) an illegal action or a crime ▪ The possession of stolen property is a criminal offence. ▪ Punishment for a first offence is a fine. ▪ His solicitor said he committed the offence because he was heavily in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punishable — pun|ish|a|ble [ˈpʌnıʃəbəl] adj in law, a punishable act can be punished ▪ a punishable offence punishable by/with ▪ a crime punishable by death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punishable — UK [ˈpʌnɪʃəb(ə)l] / US adjective a punishable act will be punished because it is illegal a punishable offence punishable by: a crime punishable by 20 years in prison …   English dictionary

  • punishable — [[t]pʌ̱nɪʃəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ by/with n If a crime is punishable in a particular way, anyone who commits it is punished in that way. Treason in this country is still punishable by death... They called on the authorities to make… …   English dictionary

  • punishable — adjective a punishable act may be punished by law, especially in a particular way: a punishable offence (+ by): Murder is punishable by death …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • offence — (BrE) (AmE offense) noun 1 illegal act ADJECTIVE ▪ grave, heinous, major, serious ▪ lesser, minor, petty, trivial …   Collocations dictionary

  • offence — 01. Shoplifting is a serious [offence], and will be punished. 02. The smell of perfume can be quite [offensive] to people with allergies. 03. Because it was his first [offence], he was let off with a warning. 04. In some countries, selling… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • offence */*/*/ — UK [əˈfens] / US noun Word forms offence : singular offence plural offences 1) [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal… …   English dictionary

  • punishable — punish ► VERB 1) impose a penalty on (someone) for an offence. 2) impose a penalty on someone for (an offence). 3) treat harshly or unfairly. DERIVATIVES punishable adjective. ORIGIN Latin punire, from poena penalty …   English terms dictionary

  • offence — /əˈfɛns / (say uh fens) noun 1. a transgression; a wrong; a sin. 2. any crime. 3. a crime which is not indictable, but is punishable summarily (summary offence). 4. a cause of transgression or wrong. 5. something that offends. 6. the act of… …   Australian English dictionary