first offender

noun
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

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.

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First Known Use of first offender

1808


FIRST OFFENDER Defined for English Language Learners

first offender

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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