lawbreaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lawbreaker someone who violates the law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n lawbreaker One who disobeys the law; someone who violates the law; a criminal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lawbreaker One who breaks or violates the law.
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Usage

In literature:

But his reign as sheriff had been a terror to lawbreakers.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Yet outwardly he cursed himself for a lawbreaker.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
That he had discovered her in the part of a petty, spiteful lawbreaker, dressed in an outlandish and unbecoming garb, did not trouble him.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Christianity clearly pointed out what sin is, and asserted boldly that there is a just retribution to all lawbreakers.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
It wants no lawbreakers or sneaks.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
He was a lawbreaker, I know, but he paid his penalty.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Finally, warrants were issued against the lawbreakers.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
The boy's rage was so terrifying that even this hardened lawbreaker quailed before it.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of them were not lawbreakers, and did not desire to be.
"Ku Klux Klan" by J. C. Lester
Besides, a gun is too noisy for thieves and lawbreakers.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
The lawbreakers had no right to order them off the ground.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
Yet the fact that the Harvester Company has been fined in two states does not mean that it has taken advantage of its size to become a lawbreaker.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
It made him, for the time being, a lazy hero; a jovial, careless, and lovable lawbreaker.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
No other speakers had urged the strikers as vigorously as the Socialists to abstain from violence or lawbreaking.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
At length after weeks of patient waiting, during which the suspicions of the lawbreakers were lulled to sleep, he decided upon immediate action.
"Sidelights on Chinese Life" by J. Macgowan
For all his jaw The lawbreaker flies to Law!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 107, July 21st 1894" by Various
If there's any lawbreaking to be done, let the companies do it.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
They're lawbreakers to the last galoot of the bunch.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
These men were poachers, lawbreakers.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
He has given us more work to do than any twenty other lawbreakers in Spain.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
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In news:

The good ladies of Friedens Church in Shartlesville certainly never thought of themselves as lawbreakers when they sold their tasty pies to raise money.
In the Financial Industry, a Less Scrupulous Class of Lawbreaker.
He was a law enforcer, then a lawbreaker and now wants to be a lawmaker.
(NWSA) carried out a cover-up of its "rampant" lawbreaking, said Tom Watson, an opposition Labour Party member of Parliament's culture committee.
City Goes After Lawbreaking Berkeley Official.
Was Jesus Christ our Lord a lawbreaker.
Critics counter that the law would be a reward for illegal behavior and an incentive for future lawbreaking.
The State of Massachusetts, and particularly the Registry of Motor Vehicles, has unwittingly nudged me into criminality of sorts, a lawbreaker whose whole life has been spent trying not to break the law.
Lawmakers passed several bills in 2012 increasing punishment for lawbreakers.
A Nation of Laws and Lawbreakers.
Sixteen state lawmakers (should be "lawbreakers") have been convicted in the last decade.
The "unfair" treatment complaint from lawbreakers and murderers.
Let 's praise all lawbreakers.
My career as a lawbreaker.
Yes, prostitutes are lawbreakers, and, yes, they should be kept from prowling the streets looking for business.
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