criminal record

criminal record
noun
a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
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he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court

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the prostitute had a record a mile long

Syn: ↑record
Hypernyms: ↑list, ↑listing

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noun, pl ⋯ -cords [count]
: a known record of having been arrested in the past for committing a crime

Do you have a criminal record? [=have you ever been arrested for a crime?]

someone with no criminal record

called also record

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ˌcriminal ˈrecord [criminal record] noun
= record (6)

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