lawbreaker


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law·break·er

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

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

law•break•er

(ˈlɔˌbreɪ kər)

n.
a person who violates the law.
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

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.

lawbreaker

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

lawbreaker

[ˈlɔːˌbreɪkəʳ] Ninfractor(a) m/f or transgresor(a) m/f de la ley

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

lawbreaker

[ˈlɔːˌbreɪkəʳ] npersona che viola la legge
References in classic literature ?
What makes me mad," said Charley, "is our being kept from our honest beds while those rascally lawbreakers are sleeping soundly every night.
Quoth the Sheriff, "I can tell Your Majesty but little concerning the doings of those naughty fellows, saving that they are the boldest lawbreakers in all the land.
The punishment for law breaking made easier for the lawbreaker to cope with.
The lawbreaker may feel that it is of no use challenging it or it's simply a baloney waiting for a case to be filed against his person before the appropriate court.
A lawbreaker who's transferred a great sum of money from accounts of the two large cell phone providers, including VimpelCom Ltd's Sky Mobile (TM Beeline), to a foreign bank is on the run, according to the Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department for Jalal-Abad.
The regulator has three days to find the lawbreaker after receiving court's preliminary decision.
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): Football fever sure has gripped the entire world and even smugglers have not been left untouched - a lawbreaker in Colombia sculpted a FIFA World Cup trophy out of cocaine.
Or the renaissance of the Hollywood gangster might reflect our own sense that America, once perceived as the world's policeman, has become something of an international lawbreaker.
Police are looking for a 40-caliber pistol used by various criminals over about seven years in unrelated shootings--unrelated except for the firearm used, a semiauto passed from one lawbreaker to the next, one of at least 11 such guns identified by law enforcement.
Citing sources that include the FBI, the ACLU, and a coalition of youth-advocacy groups, Mathis reports that "while blacks represent 13 percent of monthly drug users, they make up 37 percent of drug arrests" A young, black first-time lawbreaker is six times more likely to be jailed than his white counterpart; and although whites commit 57 percent of violent crimes in the U.
He's trying to make us forget the lawbreaker and put the law on trial
In the early church, followers of Rabbi Christ the lawbreaker were known not as Christians--originally a term of derision first used in 70 A.