lawbreaker
noun Date: 15th century a person who violates the law • lawbreaking adjective or noun

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  • lawbreaker — law break er, law breaker law break er, n. One who disobeys the law; someone who violates the law; a criminal. Syn: violator, lawbreaker, law breaker, perpetrator. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] {Law break ing}, n. & a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawbreaker — I noun arsonist, convict, convicted felon, criminal, crook, defrauder, delinquent, embezzler, felon, fugitive, guilty person, hoodlum, legis violator, malefactor, malfeasor, miscreant, misdemeanant, misfeasor, murderer, offender, outlaw,… …   Law dictionary

  • lawbreaker — also law breaker, mid 15c., from LAW (Cf. law) + agent noun from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lawbreaker — [n] criminal blackmailer, black marketeer, con, convict, crook, culprit, delinquent, felon, fugitive, gangster, hood*, hoodlum, hooligan, jailbird, malefactor, mobster, offender, outlaw, racketeer, scofflaw; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • lawbreaker — ► NOUN ▪ a person who breaks the law …   English terms dictionary

  • lawbreaker — [lô′brāk΄ər] n. a person who violates the law lawbreaking adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • lawbreaker — noun to her dying day, Bobbie never believed that her son was a lawbreaker Syn: criminal, offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, evildoer, transgressor, miscreant; villain, rogue, ruffian, felon; Law malfeasant; informal crook, con, jailbird, hood;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lawbreaker — lawbreaking, n., adj. /law bray keuhr/, n. a person who breaks or violates the law. [bef. 1050; ME lawbreker; r. OE lahbreca. See LAW1, BREAKER1] Syn. transgressor, criminal offender, perpetrator. * * * …   Universalium

  • lawbreaker — noun One who breaks (violates) the law, a criminal …   Wiktionary

  • lawbreaker — Synonyms and related words: Judas, bad person, betrayer, convict, criminal, crook, deceiver, delinquent, desperado, desperate criminal, double dealer, evildoer, felon, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, jailbird, malefactor, malevolent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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