offence against the state

noun

Definitions of offence against the state

  • an illegal attack on the lawful government of a country eg treason. The term is sometimes used in a looser sense to refer to some, most, or all crimes (ie breaking the law).

    "The charge of inducing a person to commit an offence against the state was widely used to crush dissent under the former military regime."

Phrase Bank for offence against the state

  • It is the person’s legal right to file a case against the person who is committing an offence against the state such as Sedition.

  • Consequently, this defence is not available where a murder or an offence against the State punishable by death has been committed under compulsion.

  • … any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility”.

  • The offence for which the petitioners were charged cannot be held to be an offence against the State.

  • I will pursue the case and want him convicted as it is an offence against the state.

  • A criminal offence is an offence against the State. It is commonly referred to as “breaking the law”.

  • In both of these cases an offence against the state has been committed.

  • Instead of viewing crime primarily as an offence against the state, the book views crime primarily as an offence against people: the victim, the victim’s family, the offender’s family, and the wider community.

Additional Notes for offence against the state

  • In some jurisdictions, the term offence against the state is reserved for acts aimed at harming the government. In others, the word is used in far broader terms to refer to crimes.