first offender

noun

Definition of first offender

: 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.

First Known Use of first offender

1808


FIRST OFFENDER Defined for English Language Learners

first offender

noun

Definition of first offender for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

first offender

noun

legal Definition of first offender

: one convicted of an offense for the first time

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