of·fend·er /ə-'fen-dər/ n: one that commits an offensea repeat offender
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
aggressor, assailant, criminal, delinquent, evildoer, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasant, one implicated in the commission of a crime, one who breaks the law, one who commits a crime, peccans, sinner, transgressor, violator, wrongdoer
associated concepts: first offender, multiple offender, youthful offender
convict, criminal, delinquent, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, outlaw, pariah, racketeer, recidivist, wrongdoer
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.One who commits an illegal act.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
A quasi-legal term that refers to someone who has been convicted of a crime, as in "repeat offender."Category: Criminal LawCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
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offender — of‧fend‧er [əˈfendə ǁ ər] noun [countable] 1. LAW someone who is guilty of a crime: • Repeat offenders (= people who do something illegal several times ) will face higher fines. • the sentencing of first time offenders … Financial and business terms
Offender — Of*fend er, n. One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer. [1913 Webster] I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders. 1 Kings i. 21. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
offender — (n.) mid 15c., agent noun from OFFEND (Cf. offend) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
offender — [n] perpetrator con*, convict, criminal, crook, culprit, delinquent, felon, guilty party, guilty person, jailbird*, lawbreaker, malefactor, sinner, suspect, transgressor, wrongdoer; concept 91 … New thesaurus
offender — of|fend|er [əˈfendə US ər] n 1.) someone who is guilty of a crime ▪ Community punishment is used for less serious offenders. ▪ At 16, Scott was already a persistent offender (=someone who has been caught several times for committing crimes) .… … Dictionary of contemporary English
offender — [[t]əfe̱ndə(r)[/t]] offenders 1) N COUNT: oft supp N An offender is a person who has committed a crime. The authorities often know that sex offenders will attack again when they are released. 2) N COUNT You can refer to someone or something which … English dictionary
offender — noun 1 person who commits a crime ADJECTIVE ▪ alleged ▪ convicted ▪ first, first time ▪ As a first offender, he received a lenient sentence. ▪ … Collocations dictionary
offender — n. a chronic; first offender * * * [ə fendə] first offender a chronic … Combinatory dictionary
offender — noun (C) 1 someone who is guilty of a crime: an institute for young offenders | first offender (=one who has done a criminal action for the first time) 2 someone or something that is the cause of something that is bad: Among causes of air… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
offender */*/ — UK [əˈfendə(r)] / US [əˈfendər] noun [countable] Word forms offender : singular offender plural offenders 1) someone who has committed a crime sex offenders 2) something that is causing a problem Older houses cost a lot to maintain and… … English dictionary