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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 ?
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.
What makes me mad," said Charley, "is our being kept from our honest beds while those rascally lawbreakers are sleeping soundly every night.
Unfortunately, he obtained much of that information illegally, while his bosses turned a blind eye to the lawbreaker in their midst.
The warning comes in the aftermath of an incident where policemen tried to arrest a lawbreaker with a long rap sheet or criminal record.
When considering a repeat lawbreaker, a logical approach is to have an asset of that lawbreaker," said Lee Patch, head of Sun Microsystems' legal affairs.
It goes like this: Black jurors are so hateful of white authority that they would gleefully nullify the law and let a black lawbreaker waltz out of court a free man or woman even if that person is a killer.
JEDDAH, July 4 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday said a lawbreaker Youssef Al-Ghamdi who was wanted on security charges after the killing of a NCO Al-Taif was killed in exchange of fire with the police.
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.
Mr Ward, once a friend of the Skelton Councillor, was terminally ill with cancer and penned the note exposing McLuckie as a lawbreaker who persuaded him to take three speeding points on his behalf.
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.