dangerous adj1 : creating a risk of bodily injury [a condition of a public building]
2 : able or likely to inflict esp. serious bodily injury [a criminal with no regard for human life] [a animal]
3 : likely to engage in repeated criminal activity [a offender] NOTE: The activity that an offender is likely to engage in need not involve violence in order for the offender to be deemed dangerous.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.