Definition of lawbreaker
: a person who violates the law
lawbreakingplay \ˈlȯ-ˌbrā-kiŋ\ adjective or noun
Examples of lawbreaker in a Sentence
He admitted to being a lawbreaker.
legislation that mandates lengthy prison sentences for chronic lawbreakers
Recent Examples of lawbreaker from the Web
Advocates in favor of restoring rights to felons pointed to some other felonies that don’t exactly conjure up the image of threatening lawbreakers.
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First Known Use of lawbreaker
LAWBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lawbreaker for English Language Learners
: a person who does something that is not legal : a person who breaks the law
LAWBREAKER Defined for Kids
Definition of lawbreaker for Students
: a person who breaks the law
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