first offender
noun Date: 1849 one convicted of an offense for the first time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • first offender — n: one convicted of an offense for the first time Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. first offender …   Law dictionary

  • first offender — first offenders N COUNT A first offender is a person who has been found guilty of a crime for the first time …   English dictionary

  • first offender — n. a person convicted for the first time of an offense against the law …   English World dictionary

  • first offender — noun someone convicted for the first time • Hypernyms: ↑convict * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] law : a person who is convicted for the first time of committing a crime Because he was a first offender, he was put on probation rather than sentenced… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first offender — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms first offender : singular first offender plural first offenders legal someone who has committed their first crime …   English dictionary

  • first offender — first of fender n someone who is guilty of breaking the law for the first time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first offender — first of fender noun count someone who has committed their first crime …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • first offender — first′ offend′er n. law a person convicted of an offense for the first time …   From formal English to slang

  • first offender — a person convicted of an offense of law for the first time. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • first offender — person who has committed a crime for the first time …   English contemporary dictionary

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