socius criminis

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of socius criminis

  • a Latin term used to describe an accomplice to a crime (=someone who has taken part in a crime, but who was not the main criminal involved)

    In the Scots criminal courts, when a socius criminis appears as a witness for the crown, he is told by the judge that his evidence will not militate against his crimes.

Phrase Bank for socius criminis

  • When a socius criminis is adduced as a witness for the crown, he is told by the judge, that his evidence will not militate against himself.