sex offender

noun

Definition of sex offender

:a person who has been convicted of a crime involving sex

First Known Use of sex offender

1911


SEX OFFENDER Defined for English Language Learners

sex offender

noun

Definition of sex offender for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is guilty of a crime involving sex (such as rape)


Law Dictionary

sex offender

noun

legal Definition of sex offender

:a person who has been convicted of a crime involving sex (as rape, molestation, sex trafficking, or possession of child pornography)

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