A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (law)
a. crime
¿Sabías que es un delito cruzar la calle sin usar el paso de peatones?Did you know that it's a crime to jaywalk?
El juez condenó al acusado a cadena perpetua por cometer un delito grave.The judge gave the defendant a life sentence because he committed a serious crime.
b. offense
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una infracción de tráfico es un delito menor sancionado con una multa.A traffic infraction is a minor offense subject to a fine.
c. offence (United Kingdom)
Todas las pruebas demostraron que el delito no lo había cometido el acusado.All of the evidence proved that the defendant did not commit the offence.
d. felony
Lo acusaron por delito a mano armada, pero no fue sentenciado.He was charged with felony for assault with a deadly weapon, but he was not convicted.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. crime, offense
cometer un delitoto commit a crime o an offense
no es ningún delito criticar al profesorit's no crime to criticize the teacher
delito ecológicoecological crime
delito fiscaltax offense
delito informáticocomputer crime
delito de sangreviolent crime
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1 (Jur) (acción criminal) crime; (infracción) offence; offense; (EEUU)
delito común common crime
delito contra la propiedad crime against property
delito de menor importancia minor offence
delito de sangre violent crime
delito fiscal tax offence
delito menor minor offence
delito político political crime
2 (fechoría) felony; misdeed
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