Definition of Aggressor

1. Noun. Someone who attacks.




2. Noun. A confident assertive person who acts as instigator.
Generic synonyms: Initiator, Instigator

Definition of Aggressor

1. n. The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.

Definition of Aggressor

1. Noun. The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggressor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggressor

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Literary usage of Aggressor

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1. The Crime by Richard Grelling (1919)
"If the aggressor offers such a peace and the party attacked declines it, then no doubt it could be said that from this moment the aggressor is no longer ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Effect of the Accused being the aggressor—Justifiable Self-Defense. In order that a homicide may be justifiable on the ground of self-defense, ..."

3. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"Same subject — Killing by aggressor.— The right of self-defense is a right allowed one ... If one is himself the aggressor, O£_ not being' the aggressor, ..."

4. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"_ ir i. if IV. truth is that the aggressor deems the advantage to be BC *• th°re 1am" greater than the suffering; and the side which is attacked they ..."

5. The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated: As it Exists Both by James Stephen (1824)
"Besides, a white man's face is notice of his free condition; but in the case of a free black or mulatto aggressor, his freedom may be unknown or forgotten. ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1860)
"... attack and seize the property of the aggressor nation without hazard of being condemned ae a robber or pirate." for which reason we find in the most ..."

7. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"James is the aggressor. First Parliament, 1603-4. such a prince was necessarily always despotic; that the laws, by which, in England and in other countries, ..."

8. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1919)
"App. 305, 306, 99 Рас. 388, applying rule where evidence was conflicting as to who was aggressor; Harris v. People, 55 Colo. 416, 135 Рас. 788, ..."

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