regulatory offense

Definitions of regulatory offense
  1. noun
    crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    synonyms: regulatory offence, statutory offence, statutory offense
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    sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault
    a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
    the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred
    the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
    type of:
    crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
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