lesser crime

Definition of "lesser crime"
  1. A crime that is inherently part of a more serious or complex crime
How to use "lesser crime" in a sentence
  1. Assault and battery could be considered a lesser crime encompassed in a charge of murder.
  2. The judge allowed the jury to consider a lesser crime within the robbery charge.
  3. He was not found guilty of the main charge, but was found liable for the lesser crime included within it.

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