recidivist
re·cid·i·vist /ri-'si-də-vist/ n: an habitual criminal
recidivist adj
re·cid·i·vis·tic /ri-ˌsi-də-'vis-tik/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

recidivist
I noun convict, criminal, delinquent, guilty person, habitual criminal, hardened offender, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasant, malfeasor, offender, outlaw, repeat offender, reprobate, transgressor, wrongdoer II index convict, criminal, delinquent, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recidivist
n.
A repeat offender; a person who habitually and regularly commits crimes.
adj.
recidivist

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


recidivist
A repeat criminal offender, who is convicted of a crime after having been previously convicted for another.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


recidivist
n. One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes.
See also criminal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

recidivist
n.
   a repeat criminal offender, convicted of a crime after having been previously convicted.
   See also: habitual criminal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • recidivist — recidivist, recidivism Any person who is convicted of a crime on more than one occasion; a person who re offends. Recidivism is usually measured in relation to the type of last sentence or last offence, as percentages re offending, or reconvicted …   Dictionary of sociology

  • recidivist — (n.) relapsed criminal, 1863, from Fr. récidiviste, from récidiver to fall back, relapse, from M.L. recidivare to relapse into sin, from L. recidivus falling back, from recidere fall back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + comb. form of …   Etymology dictionary

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