lawbreaker

noun law·break·er \ ˈlȯ-ˌbrā-kər \

Definition of lawbreaker

: a person who violates the law

lawbreaking

play \ˈlȯ-ˌbrā-kiŋ\ adjective or noun

Examples of lawbreaker in a Sentence

  1. He admitted to being a lawbreaker.

  2. legislation that mandates lengthy prison sentences for chronic lawbreakers

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First Known Use of lawbreaker

15th century


LAWBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners

lawbreaker

noun

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

lawbreaker

noun law·break·er \ ˈlȯ-ˌbrā-kər \

Definition of lawbreaker for Students

: a person who breaks the law


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