wrongdoer

noun
wrong·​do·​er | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-ər How to pronounce wrongdoer (audio) \

Definition of wrongdoer

: one that does wrong especially : one who transgresses moral laws

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Examples of wrongdoer in a Sentence

anticorruption crusaders are going after wrongdoers at every level of the nation's government

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Obstruction of justice strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and to hold wrongdoers accountable. NBC News, "Full transcript: Mueller testimony before House Judiciary, Intelligence committees," 25 July 2019 Obstruction of justice strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and to hold wrongdoers accountable. NBC News, "Full transcript: Mueller testimony before House Judiciary, Intelligence committees," 25 July 2019 Obstruction of justice strikes at the core of the government’s effort to find the truth and to hold wrongdoers accountable. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Read Robert Mueller’s opening statement," 24 July 2019 The settlement underscores the folly of government enforcement deals that levy fines or penalties against corporations but leave their executives and directors — the true wrongdoers — with their pockets full. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: In Facebook settlement, the FTC lets the company and Zuckerberg off the hook," 24 July 2019 Discussing errant members of the community, Christ advises his disciples to counsel wrongdoers and attempt to bring them back into the fold. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘I confess': should the ‘seal of the confessional’ protect pedophiles?," 4 Aug. 2019 Two settlements with giant banks over financial crisis-era misdeeds provide a window into how the Trump administration has eased up on corporate wrongdoers. Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, "How Trump’s Political Appointees Overruled Tougher Settlements With Big Banks," 4 Aug. 2019 Prosecutors hope that the court will reverse Mr Toffoli’s decision, unblocking investigations into Flávio and other alleged wrongdoers. The Economist, "Jair Bolsonaro has given up on his anti-graft crusade," 25 July 2019 Obstruction of justice strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and to hold wrongdoers accountable. NBC News, "Full transcript: Mueller testimony before House Judiciary, Intelligence committees," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of wrongdoer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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wrongdoer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wrongdoer

: a person who does something that is morally or legally wrong

wrongdoer

noun
wrong·​do·​er | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˈdü-ər How to pronounce wrongdoer (audio) \

Kids Definition of wrongdoer

: a person who does wrong and especially a moral wrong

wrongdoer

noun
wrong·​do·​er | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-ər How to pronounce wrongdoer (audio) \

Legal Definition of wrongdoer

: one (as a criminal or tortfeasor) who does wrong

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