repeat offender

noun

Definition of repeat offender

: a person who has committed a crime more than once

Word by Word Definitions

repeat play
  1. : to say or state again

  2. : to say over from memory : recite

  3. : to say after another

  1. : something repeated : repetition

  2. : a musical passage to be repeated in performance

  3. : a usually transcribed repetition of a radio or television program

  1. : of, relating to, or being one that repeats an offense, achievement, or action

offend play offender
  1. : to transgress (see transgress transitive 1) the moral or divine law : sin

  2. : to violate a law or rule : do wrong

  3. : to cause difficulty, discomfort, or injury


Law Dictionary

repeat offender

noun re·peat offender

legal Definition of repeat offender

: a person who has been convicted of a crime on more than one occasion

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