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scofflaw

[ skawf-law, skof- ]
/ ˈskɔfˌlɔ, ˈskɒf- /
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noun
a person who flouts the law, especially one who fails to pay fines owed.
a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.
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Origin of scofflaw

First recorded in 1920–25; scoff1 + law1

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British Dictionary definitions for scofflaw

scofflaw
/ (ˈskɒflɔː) /

noun
US informal a person who habitually flouts or violates the law, esp one who fails to pay debts or answer summonses
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