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 (skŏf′lô′, skôf′-)
One who habitually violates laws, especially laws that do not involve serious criminal offenses.
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informal US a person who habitually flouts or violates the law, esp one who fails to pay debts or answer summonses
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(ˈskɔfˌlɔ, ˈskɒf-)

a person who flouts the law, esp. one who fails to pay fines owed.
[1920–25, Amer.]
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Noun1.scofflaw - one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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