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 for criminal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Criminal \Crim"i*nal\ (kr?m"?-nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr.
     crimen: cf. F. criminel. See Crime.]
     1. Guilty of crime or sin.
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              The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us
              criminal in the sight of God.         --Rogers.
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     2. Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an
        act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.
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              Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications
              of vice, not criminal in themselves.  --Addison.
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     3. Relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal
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              The officers and servants of the crown, violating
              the personal liberty, or other right of the subject
              . . . were in some cases liable to criminal process.
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     Criminal action (Law), an action or suit instituted to
        secure conviction and punishment for a crime.
     Criminal conversation (Law), unlawful intercourse with a
        married woman; adultery; -- usually abbreviated, crim.
     Criminal law, the law which relates to crimes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Criminal \Crim"i*nal\, n.
     One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found
     guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a
             criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of
             violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as
             for a wife" [syn: condemnable, criminal,
             deplorable, reprehensible, vicious]
      2: guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of
         God and man"
      3: involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a
         criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent" [syn:
         criminal, felonious]
      n 1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally
           convicted of a crime [syn: criminal, felon, crook,
           outlaw, malefactor]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  211 Moby Thesaurus words for "criminal":
     Judas, Mafioso, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, actionable,
     against the law, amoral, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic,
     arraignable, arrant, at fault, atrocious, bad, bad guy, bad person,
     base, betrayer, black, black-market, blackguard, blamable,
     blameworthy, bootleg, censurable, chargeable, conscienceless,
     contraband, contrary to law, convict, corrupt, corrupted, crook,
     crooked, culpable, culprit, damnable, dark, deceiver, delinquent,
     depraved, desperado, desperate criminal, deviant, devious,
     disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealer, doubtful,
     dubious, evasive, evil, evildoer, evildoing, execrable, faulty,
     felon, felonious, fishy, flagitious, flagrant, flawed, foul,
     fraudulent, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, guilty,
     hardly the thing, heinous, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, ignominious,
     ill-got, ill-gotten, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, immoral,
     impeachable, impermissible, implicated, improper, inappropriate,
     incorrect, inculpated, indecorous, indictable, indirect, infamous,
     iniquitous, insidious, involved, irregular, jailbird, justiciable,
     knave, knavish, lawbreaker, lawless, low, malefactor, malefactory,
     malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misfeasor, mobster,
     monstrous, naughty, nefarious, nonconstitutional, nonlegal,
     nonlicit, not done, not kosher, not the thing, off-base, off-color,
     offender, out-of-line, outlaw, outlawed, peccant, public enemy,
     punishable, questionable, quisling, racketeer, rank, reprehensible,
     reproachable, reprobate, reprovable, rotten, roughneck, ruffian,
     sacrilegious, scandalous, scofflaw, scoundrel, shady, shameful,
     shameless, shifty, sinful, sinister, sinner, slippery, suspicious,
     swindler, terrible, terrorist, thief, thug, to blame, tough,
     traitor, transgressor, trespasser, triable, tricky, two-timer,
     unallowed, unauthorized, unconscienced, unconscientious,
     unconscionable, unconstitutional, under-the-counter,
     under-the-table, underhand, underhanded, undue, unethical, unfit,
     unfitting, unforgivable, unlawful, unofficial, unpardonable,
     unprincipled, unrighteous, unsavory, unscrupulous, unseemly,
     unspeakable, unstatutory, unstraightforward, unsuitable,
     unwarrantable, unwarranted, unworthy, vicious, vile, villain,
     villainous, wicked, without remorse, without shame, worker of ill,
     wrong, wrongdoer, wrongdoing, wrongful

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CRIMINAL. Relating to, or having the character of crime; as, criminal law, 
  criminal conversation, &c. It also signifies a person convicted of a crime. 

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