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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of first offender

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

Examples of first offender in a sentence

  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


Law Dictionary

first offender

noun

Legal Definition of first offender

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




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