wrongdoer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrongdoer a person who transgresses moral or civil law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wrongdoer (Law) One who commits a tort or trespass; a trespasser; a tort feasor.
    • Wrongdoer One who injures another, or who does wrong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wrongdoer One who does wrong, or commits wrongful or reprehensible acts; any offender against the moral law.
    • n wrongdoer In law, one who commits a tort or trespass; a tort-feaser.
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Quotations

  • Democritus
    Democritus
    “The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
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    “The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.”

Usage

In literature:

He liked to reform wrongdoers by changing their hearts.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
If crime is a disease, then to treat criminals as wrongdoers is absurd.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
In the time of the Plantagenets the punishments inflicted on wrongdoers were much more lenient than those which followed in later years.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
We have no place for the wrongdoer.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
He is characteristically the weakling, the wrongdoer.
"Creating Capital" by Frederick L. Lipman
Believe me, I hold no brief for wrongdoers.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
If the Sultan wishes to use it to warn other wrongdoers, the fact that the man suffers is of small interest.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
But he is the wrongdoer, and he will never be sent to Ceuta or Tetuan.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
But luckily in cases of this kind the wrongdoer generally makes some stupid mistake.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
It is certain that the wrongdoer at one end proves the existence of wrong at the other.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

At her lips it fluttered and failed
Twice, and sobbed into song,
And sank as a flame sinks under;
Then spake, and the speech was thunder,
And the cheek as he heard it paled
Of the wrongdoer grown grey with the wrong.
"Mentana : First Anniversary" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The eight wrongdoers sat inside a windowless basement classroom, serving a court-ordered penance for their transgressions.
High Bridge cop tried to catch possible wrongdoer when cruiser slid, hit oncoming car.
High Bridge cop tried to catch possible wrongdoer when cruiser slid , hit oncoming car.
The department abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New Black Panthers .
These vigilantes opposed the English Colonial government and used extra judicial means to punish wrongdoers.
IT BEGAN AS America's most modern penal institution, and for generations the Vermont State Prison reflected the changing ways by which we thought we should punish our wrongdoers.
Wrongdoers who admit no wrongdoing.
Wrongdoers who admit no wrongdoing .
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