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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The Licensing Authority has the power to act as a disciplinary body and a quasi-criminal court under a law passed in 2011.
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