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      WordClue
      abusersomeone who abuses
      accessthe right to enter
      accessorysomeone who helps another person commit a crime
      accuseda defendant in a criminal proceeding
      acquittala judgment of not guilty
      admissionthe right to enter
      admittancethe right to enter
      advocatea lawyer who pleads cases in court
      amendedof legislation
      amnestya period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
      amnestygrant a pardon to (a group of people)
      amnestythe formal act of liberating someone
      amnestya warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
      apachea Parisian gangster
      appearanceformal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
      appearingformal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
      apprehendtake into custody; 'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
      archdiocesethe diocese of an archbishop
      arraignmenta legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
      arresttake into custody; 'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
      arsonista criminal who illegally sets fire to property
      assignment(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
      attackersomeone who attacks
      authorisationa document giving an official instruction or command
      authorizationa document giving an official instruction or command
      authorizedendowed with authority
      autographa person's own signature
      avengersomeone who takes vengeance
      bagmana racketeer assigned to collect or distribute payoff money
      banditan armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
      BarbarossaBarbary pirate (died in 1546)
      bastillea jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
      batteryan assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
      beasta cruelly rapacious person
      beatingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
      beheadingexecution by cutting off the victim's head
      benchpersons who administer justice
      bequest(law) a gift of personal property by will
      bigamyhaving two spouses at the same time
      birthrightan inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
      blackmailextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
      BonneyUnited States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)
      boostera thief who steals goods that are in a store
      BoothUnited States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
      bootleggersomeone who makes or sells illegal liquor
      bootygoods or money obtained illegally
      briefa document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
      briga penal institution (especially on board a ship)
      brutea cruelly rapacious person
      bullya cruel and brutal fellow
      burglara thief who enters a building with intent to steal
      burningexecution by electricity
      burningexecution by fire
      butchera brutal indiscriminate murderer
      caliphatethe territorial jurisdiction of a caliph
      Camorraa secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
      canea stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
      capturethe act of taking of a person by force
      carjackingthe violent theft of an occupied car
      cellblocka division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
      censorforbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
      challengeraise a formal objection in a court of law
      chambera room where a judge transacts business
      chamberlainan officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman
      chancerya court with jurisdiction in equity
      charmersomeone with an assured and ingratiating manner
      chartera contract to hire or lease transportation
      checkerone who checks the correctness of something
      citationa summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
      citecall in an official matter, such as to attend court
      citizenshipthe status of a citizen with rights and duties
      clienta person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
      collaboratorsomeone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
      collaboratorsomeone who assists in a plot
      collartake into custody; 'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
      confederatesomeone who assists in a plot
      confessorsomeone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
      confinementthe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
      confiscationseizure by the government
      congressmana member of the United States House of Representatives
      conspiratora member of a conspiracy
      constablea lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
      contractor(law) a party to a contract
      conveyancedocument effecting a property transfer
      convicta person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
      corsaira pirate along the Barbary Coast
      counsela lawyer who pleads cases in court
      counsellora lawyer who pleads cases in court
      counselora lawyer who pleads cases in court
      counterfeitersomeone who makes copies illegally
      crimpsomeone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
      cutthroatsomeone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
      dacoita member of an armed gang of robbers
      damageany harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
      damagesa sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
      debtan obligation to pay or do something
      decapitationexecution by cutting off the victim's head
      deceiversomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
      decoya beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
      defectora person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
      delinquenta young offender
      demandsummon to court
      demandlay legal claim to
      deposemake a deposition; declare under oath
      deposeforce to leave (an office)
      deputysomeone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
      desertera person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
      desperadoa bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
      detaindeprive of freedom; take into confinement
      detaineesome held in custody
      devisea will disposing of real property
      devise(law) a gift of real property by will
      diocesethe territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
      disclaimer(law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
      dismissalofficial notice that you have been fired from your job
      divana Muslim council chamber or law court
      divorcethe legal dissolution of a marriage
      diwana Muslim council chamber or law court
      dodgera shifty deceptive person
      dogeformerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
      electrocutionexecution by electricity
      embezzlersomeone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
      engageask to represent; of legal counsel; 'I'm retaining a lawyer'
      entreethe right to enter
      escapeesomeone who escapes
      exactclaim as due or just; 'The bank demanded payment of the loan'
      executingputting a condemned person to death
      executionputting a condemned person to death
      executioneran official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
      executora person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will
      exemptionimmunity from an obligation or duty
      exilea person who is expelled from home or country by authority
      extortionthe felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
      felonya serious crime (such as murder or arson)
      fencea dealer in stolen property
      fibbersomeone who tells lies
      findingthe decision of a court on issues of fact or law
      finkconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
      flatfoota policeman who patrols a given region
      floggingbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
      force(of a law) having legal validity; 'the law is still in effect'
      foremana man who is foreperson of a jury
      forgersomeone who makes copies illegally
      fraudintentional deception resulting in injury to another person
      freedomimmunity from an obligation or duty
      fruitionenjoyment derived from use or possession
      gangstera criminal who is a member of gang
      goonan aggressive and violent young criminal
      grant(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
      gulaga Russian prison camp for political prisoners
      gunmana professional killer who uses a gun
      gunslingera professional killer who uses a gun
      hangprevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
      hangmanan executioner who hangs the condemned person
      heiressa female heir
      heirloomsomething that has been in a family for generations
      heistthe act of stealing
      henchmansomeone who assists in a plot
      highwaymana holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
      hijackera holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
      hitmana professional killer who uses a gun
      HolmesUnited States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
      hoodan aggressive and violent young criminal
      hoodluman aggressive and violent young criminal
      hooligana cruel and brutal fellow
      icemana professional killer
      illegitimateof marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
      impersonatorsomeone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
      impostera person who makes deceitful pretenses
      impressthe act of coercing someone into government service
      imprisonmentputting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
      imprisonmentthe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
      impunityexemption from punishment or loss
      indemnitylegal exemption from liability for damages
      informantsomeone who sees an event and reports what happened
      informationformal accusation of a crime
      inmatea person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
      innuendoan indirect (and usually malicious) implication
      insinuationan indirect (and usually malicious) implication
      internmentconfinement during wartime
      internmentthe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
      investigatorsomeone who investigates
      issuebring out an official document (such as a warrant)
      Judassomeone who betrays under the guise of friendship
      judiciarypersons who administer justice
      jurisdictionin law; the territory within which power can be exercised
      jurorsomeone who serves (or waits to be called to serve) on a jury
      keephold and prevent from leaving; 'The student was kept after school'
      killersomeone who causes the death of a person or animal
      lashingbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
      lawlessnessillegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
      lawmanan officer of the law
      lechman with strong sexual desires
      lecherman with strong sexual desires
      legalestablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
      legalitylawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute
      legalizationthe act of making lawful
      legallyby law; conforming to the law; 'we are lawfully wedded now'
      legislationlaw enacted by a legislative body
      legislationthe act of making or enacting laws
      legislatorsomeone who makes or enacts laws
      legitimacylawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
      legitimateof marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
      liara person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
      liberategrant freedom to; free from confinement
      libertypersonal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
      licencea legal document giving official permission to do something
      licensea legal document giving official permission to do something
      lickingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
      lieutenantan officer in a police force
      lifera prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
      litigiousof or relating to litigation
      lockupjail in a local police station
      loosegrant freedom to; free from confinement
      lootgoods or money obtained illegally
      mafiosoa member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
      mafiosoa member of the Sicilian Mafia
      majorof full legal age
      mandatea document giving an official instruction or command
      manhuntan organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
      manifesta customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
      maraudersomeone who attacks in search of booty
      masochistsomeone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
      matrona wardress in a prison
      mayhemthe willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
      minorityany age prior to the legal age
      misdemeanora crime less serious than a felony
      misdirectionan incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
      mistriala trial that is invalid or inconclusive
      molestersomeone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
      mollthe girlfriend of a gangster
      monogamyhaving only one spouse at a time
      muggingassault with intent to rob
      murderessa woman murderer
      nailtake into custody; 'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
      notificationan accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
      nymphomaniaca woman with abnormal sexual desires
      opinionthe reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
      ordinancea statute enacted by a city government
      ordinarya judge of a probate court
      OswaldUnited States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
      paddlean instrument of punishment consisting of a flat board
      paralegala person with specialized training who assists lawyers
      pardona warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
      pardonthe formal act of liberating someone
      parishthe local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
      paroleesomeone released on probation or on parole
      passagethe passing of a law by a legislative body
      patentan official document granting a right or privilege
      patrolmana policeman who patrols a given region
      peddleran unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
      pedophilean adult who is sexually attracted to children
      penancevoluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
      penitentiarya correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
      perjurycriminal offense of making false statements under oath
      permita legal document giving official permission to do something
      perpetratorsomeone who perpetrates wrongdoing
      pillagegoods or money obtained illegally
      plaintiffa person who brings an action in a court of law
      pleaan answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
      plundergoods or money obtained illegally
      poisonersomeone who kills with poison
      polygamyhaving more than one spouse at a time
      praetoran annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
      precedent(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
      prizegoods or money obtained illegally
      procedurea mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
      prohibitiona decree that prohibits something
      prosecuteconduct a prosecution in a court of law
      punishmentthe act of punishing
      punkan aggressive and violent young criminal
      purgeclear of a charge
      pusheran unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
      racketeeringengaging in a racket
      raidan attempt by speculators to defraud investors
      ratana switch made from the stems of the rattan palms
      recapturea legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
      refereean attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
      refugeean exile who flees for safety
      releasegrant freedom to; free from confinement
      renegadesomeone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
      retakecapture again; 'recapture the escaped prisoner'
      returnpass down; 'render a verdict'; 'deliver a judgment'
      revolutionizeoverthrow by a revolution, of governments
      ridera clause that is appended to a legislative bill
      ringera contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
      robbera thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
      robberylarceny by threat of violence
      roughnecka cruel and brutal fellow
      rowdya cruel and brutal fellow
      ruffiana cruel and brutal fellow
      rulingthe reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
      rustlersomeone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
      rustlingthe stealing of cattle
      sadistsomeone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
      satyrman with strong sexual desires
      savagea cruelly rapacious person
      scaffolda platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
      scama fraudulent business scheme
      schemeform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
      searchersomeone making a search or inquiry; 'they are seekers after truth'
      seizurethe taking possession of something by legal process
      seizurethe act of taking of a person by force
      shakedownextortion of money (as by blackmail)
      sharka person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
      sheriffthe principal law-enforcement officer in a county
      shootera professional killer who uses a gun
      shopliftera thief who steals goods that are in a store
      signatureyour name written in your own handwriting
      sinnera person who sins (without repenting)
      skimmingfailure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
      slashersomeone who slashes another person
      slayersomeone who causes the death of a person or animal
      sleutha detective who follows a trail
      smoothiesomeone with an assured and ingratiating manner
      smugglersomeone who imports or exports without paying duties
      solicitora British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
      squealconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
      stewardsomeone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
      storytellersomeone who tells lies
      suicidea person who kills himself intentionally
      summoncall in an official matter, such as to attend court
      summonscall in an official matter, such as to attend court
      suspectsomeone who is under suspicion
      suspensiona temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
      swaggoods or money obtained illegally
      swearmake a deposition; declare under oath
      swindlera person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
      switcha flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
      tanningbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
      testimonialof or relating to or constituting testimony
      testimonya solemn statement made under oath
      thrashingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
      thugan aggressive and violent young criminal
      torpedoa professional killer who uses a gun
      tougha cruel and brutal fellow
      toughan aggressive and violent young criminal
      toughiean aggressive and violent young criminal
      traitorsomeone who betrays his country by committing treason
      treasona crime that undermines the offender's government
      treatya written agreement between two states or sovereigns
      truantsomeone who shirks duty
      truncheona short stout club used primarily by policemen
      TurpinEnglish highwayman (1706-1739)
      unauthorizednot endowed with authority
      usurperone who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
      validitythe quality of having legal force or effectiveness
      venuein law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
      wardenthe chief official in charge of a prison
      warranta writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
      waste(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
      whackingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
      whipa legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
      whippingbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
      wildcata cruelly rapacious person
      witnesssomeone who sees an event and reports what happened
      witnesstestimony by word or deed to your religious faith
      wolfa cruelly rapacious person
      workhousea county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
      wretchperforms some wicked deed
      writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
      wrongany harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
      yakuzaa Japanese gangster
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