Origin of miscreant
Middle English miscreaunt, from Anglo-French mescreant, present participle of mescreire to disbelieve, from mes- + creire to believe, from Latin credere — more at creed
First Known Use: 14th century
Simple Definition of miscreant
: a person who does something that is illegal or morally wrong
Examples of miscreant
He supports tough penalties against corporate miscreants.
<halt, vile miscreant, and face justice!>
First Known Use of miscreant
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