lawbreaker

[law-brey-ker]

noun

a person who breaks or violates the law.

Nearby words

  1. law-and-order,
  2. law-breaker,
  3. law-breaking,
  4. law-hand,
  5. lawbook,
  6. lawes,
  7. lawes, henry,
  8. lawes, lewis edward,
  9. lawfare,
  10. lawful

Origin of lawbreaker

before 1050; Middle English lawbreker; replacing Old English lahbreca. See law1, breaker1

Related formslaw·break·ing, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lawbreaker

lawbreaker

noun

a person who breaks the law
informal something that does not conform with legal standards or requirements
Derived Formslawbreaking, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for lawbreaker

lawbreaker

n.

also law-breaker, mid-15c., from law + agent noun from break (v.).

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