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law·break·er

 (lô′brā′kər)
n.
One who breaks the law.
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lawbreaker

(ˈlɔːˌbreɪkə)
n
1. (Law) a person who breaks the law
2. informal something that does not conform with legal standards or requirements
ˈlawˌbreaking n, adj
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law•break•er

(ˈlɔˌbreɪ kər)

n.
a person who violates the law.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawbreaker - someone who violates the lawlawbreaker - someone who violates the law  
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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lawbreaker

noun criminal, convict, offender, violater, crook (informal), villain, culprit, sinner, delinquent, felon (formerly Criminal law), trespasser, wrongdoer, miscreant, transgressor, skelm (S. African) The money should be spent on training first-time lawbreakers to earn an honest living.
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lawbreaker

noun
One who commits a crime:
Law: felon.
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Translations

lawbreaker

[ˈlɔːˌbreɪkəʳ] Ninfractor(a) m/f or transgresor(a) m/f de la ley
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lawbreaker

law-breaker [ˈlɔːbreɪkər] npersonne f qui transgresse la loilaw-breaking law breaking [ˈlɔːbreɪkɪŋ] ncontravention f à la loilaw court n (= place) → cour f de justice
to resort to the law courts → en appeler à la justice
She would never resort to the law courts to resolve her marital problems → Elle n'en appellerait jamais à la justice pour résoudre ses problèmes conjugaux.
to end up in the law courts → se retrouver devant la justicelaw enforcement law-enforcement [ˈlɔːɪnˈfɔːrsmənt]
modif [agency, official, officer] → chargé(e) de faire appliquer la loi
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lawbreaker

[ˈlɔːˌbreɪkəʳ] npersona che viola la legge
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Mr Cameron said those who opposed his plans to raise the cap on university tuition fees had a right to protest but that "violence and lawbreaking" must not go unpunished.
The former federal prosecutor who heads the government agency overseeing offshore drilling says he is not afraid to fine lawbreaking oil companies or ruffle environmentalists' feathers.
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