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first offender

noun

Simple Definition of first offender

  • law : a person who is convicted for the first time of committing a crime

Full Definition of first offender

  1. :  one convicted of an offense for the first time

Examples of first offender

  1. Because he was a first offender, he was put on probation rather than sentenced to jail.



1849

First Known Use of first offender

1849


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