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first offender

noun
1.
a person convicted of an offense of law for the first time.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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Examples from the web for first offender
  • first offender status relates to conviction, not merely being charged.
  • Eddie was not a first offender and apparently had a drug problem.
British Dictionary definitions for first offender

first offender

noun
1.
a person convicted of any criminal offence for the first time
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