The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure; as, to cause offense.
A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.
In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.
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Under the YOA, youth are not charged with committing a “crime,” unlike in the adult system. Rather, they have committed an “offence.
an act or behaviour that breaks the law.
crime His solicitor said he would plead not guilty to the offence of manslaughter. offend (v), offender (n)
a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
a crime less serious than a felony
an actual breach, which needs only to be observed, and no intention is required
a crime; an act committed contrary to the law as set out in a statute such as the Criminal Code or a provincial statute;
an illegal act; a violation of law.
A crime. The word is especially associated with crimes created by statute and capable of being dealt with summarily.
A breach of the criminal law - an illegal act.
An action which is against the law
A crime either under legislation or the common law made by the courts.
A minor criminal offence triable before a magistrate without a jury.
A breach of a rule of law, usually a minor rule or a rule of statutory law. Cf. crime
an offence is an act considered prima facie to be in breach of the criminal law.
An act which breaks a criminal law. See Criminal Code of Canada.