repeat offender

noun

Definition of repeat offender

: a person who has committed a crime more than once

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“Repeat offender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repeat%20offender. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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