criminal action

Definition

noun
a court case brought by the state against someone who is charged with a crime

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There was some criminal action that was brought against one of the guys and it made everyone feel a certain way.

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A criminal action case was considered unlikely until the victim began speaking up about their experiences with the deceptive businessman.

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After our CEO was caught embezzling money from the company's accounts, the company agreed to cooperate with authorities as prosecutors took criminal action.

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