Definition of "quasi-criminal"
  1. A situation that allows a court to penalize actions or failures to act as though they were criminal offenses, often applied in cases of severe non-compliance, such as severe delinquency in child support
How to use "quasi-criminal" in a sentence
  1. The man was subjected to quasi-criminal proceedings for his continual failure to pay child support.
  2. Due to the serious nature of the breach, the court initiated a quasi-criminal action against the company.
  3. For repeatedly flouting the regulations, she faced quasi-criminal sanctions.

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