quasi-criminal


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quasi-criminal

adj. a reference to a court's right to punish for actions or omissions as if they were criminal. The most common example is finding a parent who is delinquent in child support in contempt of court and penalizing him/her with a jail sentence. If a hearing is quasi-criminal the quasi-defendant is entitled to all due process protections afforded a criminal defendant. (See: criminal, quasi)

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Still, liberals ignored the undeniable fact that the gigantic losses incurred by the quasi-criminal financial sector were cynically transferred onto the shoulders of a working class they thought no longer mattered.
The banks have shown themselves to be quasi-criminal organisations which have caused pain and death and should be treated for what they are, a clear and present danger to society and the public good.
What began as a means of industry self-regulation has morphed into a multi-billion-dollar effort to avoid government intervention in business, specifically criminal and quasi-criminal investigations and prosecutions.
This docket is a quasi-criminal justice system that provides a lighter touch on juveniles than the adult judicial system metes out on adults who commit crimes.
Tenders are invited for conflict municipal prosecutor: the prosecuting attorney shall prosecute the criminal, quasi-criminal, disorderly persons offenses, motor vehicle offenses and any other matters in which the municipal court of the township has jurisdiction pursuant to law and rule of the supreme court.
The Licensing Authority has the power to act as a disciplinary body and a quasi-criminal court under a law passed in 2011.
criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory offences, either federally or provincially enacted" (Wigglesworth: para 25).
Vilna emerges-as a vibrant, exciting and, at times, downright strange center ofJewish culture, where young converts to Christianity are dressed in drag and coerced back into the Jewish faith, and the chief Rabbi engages in a host of quasi-criminal activities.
Four or five years ago, that would have been a truly extraordinary situation, while today it's almost expected that not only will regulators take action but possibly prosecutors too," he said of the quasi-criminal situation this now creates.
quasi-criminal order that is, unfortunately, very common in our public.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday, Ryan argues the SEC can impose quasi-criminal penalties based on the mere "preponderance of evidence.

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