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noun 
  1. a crime the elements of which coincide with the elements of a more serious crime, from which the prosecutor is therefore precluded from separately charging a criminal defendant
Example: A robbery is an assault combined with a theft; a person can not be criminally charged with both the robbery and the assault that occured during the robbery; the assault is a .

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