perpetrator


perpetrator
n.
A person who commits a crime.

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


perpetrator
A term commonly used by law enforcement officers to designate a person who actually commits a crime.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


perpetrator
A term commonly used by law enforcement officers to designate a person who actually commits a crime.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • perpetrator — 1560s, from L.L. perpetrator, agent noun of perpetrare (see PERPETRATE (Cf. perpetrate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Perpetrator — Per pe*tra tor, n. [L.] One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offense or crime. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetrator — per|pe|tra|tor [ˈpə:pıtreıtə US ˈpə:rpıtreıtər] n formal someone who does something morally wrong or illegal →↑culprit ▪ The perpetrators were never caught. perpetrator of ▪ The perpetrators of racially motivated violence must be punished …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perpetrator — perpetrate ► VERB ▪ carry out or commit (a bad or illegal action). DERIVATIVES perpetration noun perpetrator noun. ORIGIN Latin perpetrare perform …   English terms dictionary

  • perpetrator — noun see perpetrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perpetrator — See perpetration. * * * …   Universalium

  • perpetrator — noun One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offence or crime. Syn: arrestee, prisoner, perp, collar …   Wiktionary

  • perpetrator — per·pe·tra·tor || pÉœrpɪtreɪtÉ™(r) / pɜːp n. one who commits an illegal act, one who carries out a crime; transgressor, criminal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perpetrator — per·pe·tra·tor …   English syllables

  • perpetrator — See: perpetrate …   English dictionary


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