high crime

Definition of "high crime"
  1. A severe offense against public ethics and morals, though it might not legally be a severe crime or felony
How to use "high crime" in a sentence
  1. The official faced an impeachment trial for committing a high crime while in office.
  2. The act of bribery is considered a high crime even if it may not be categorized as a felony.
  3. The senator is under scrutiny for alleged high crime, compromising the country's moral standard.

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