criminal damage

criminal damage
criminal damage UK US noun [U]
UK LAW damage to a person's property that is illegal and is done on purpose: »

The jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of criminal damage.


He admitted a charge of causing criminal damage to farmland and was fined £100.

See also PROPERTY DAMAGE(Cf. ↑property damage)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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