Definition of Offender

1. Noun. A person who transgresses moral or civil law.




Definition of Offender

1. n. One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer.

Definition of Offender

1. Noun. One who gives or causes offense. ¹

2. Noun. A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Offender

1. one that offends [n -S] - See also: offends

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Offender

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Literary usage of Offender

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Indictment and Information <§= 117—Allegation as to "offense and offender being heretofore unknown" construed. In a special presentment by a grand jury, ..."

2. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Growth of Idea of Studying the offender. § 29. ... The dynamic center of the whole problem of delinquency and crime 1 will ever be the individual offender. ..."

3. Archbold's Summary of the Law Relating to Pleading and Evidence in Criminal by John Frederick Archbold, William Newland Welsby (1846)
"... without some lawful cause, before the expiration of the term for which such offender shall have been sentenced or ordered to be transported or banished, ..."

4. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"Provided always, and be it further enacted, that in case the offender so indicted and convicted for the said third offence, shall pay into the hands of the ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1914)
"THE SHORT TERM offender Dr. Edith R. Spaulding, Physician, Woman's Reformatory, Sherborn, Mass. Mr. Randall, whom we are proud to claim as the chairman of ..."

6. Utopia by Thomas More (1869)
"... ye and the preacher alfo yf he be an offender, But the preacher can not correct the Kynge if ..."

7. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger (1835)
"There was also a third sort of confession, formerly made by an offender in felony, not in court before the judge, but before the coroner in a church, ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"Shiff, 124 US 351 [81: 445], this court held that the heirs of the offender, at his death, take by descent from him, and not by gift or grant from the ..."

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