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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
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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."
Him who breaketh up their tables of values, the breaker, the lawbreaker:--he, however, is the creator.
RAWALPINDI -- Police in its crackdown against drug peddlers rounded up seven lawbreakers besides recovered 3180 grams of charas, 15 liter of liquor, three bottles of liquor from their possession.
A sense of law-abiding prevails only when the police stations are ensured to be the peace houses for good people and houses of accountability for lawbreakers, he said.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi district police have arrested 19 lawbreakers besides recovering 4390 grams charras, 67 liters liquor, seven 30 bore pistols with 22 rounds, a 32 bore
Some of us have been working for three, four, five, or six generations trying to escape poverty, but just as we near the top of the poverty hole and are peeping over the edge into the middle class, lawbreakers barge in and step on us and usurp our turn, our dream, and push us right back, taking our middle-class promise.
KARACHI:Around 870 grams of charas, 30 kilograms gutka and 150 liters of diesel were recovered and seven accused were arrested from different areas of Korangi during action against the lawbreakers by the Korangi Police.
The toughened penalty would be handed down to lawbreakers indicted of submitting fake documents, adding or removing names from the voters' lists.
Police and council workers are unlikely to see the funny side, as the lawbreakers are hunted and work is done to paint over the graffiti.
Police in their crackdown against anti-social elements have arrested 11 lawbreakers including a one-wheeler besides recovering 3168 grams charras, 90 liters liquor, a tempered vehicle, three 30 bore pistols, 110 rounds and other items from their possession.
Instead of taking action against the lawbreakers, the police high-ups and the Bar Council have decided to sit together and resolve the issue amicably.