a person who breaks or violates the law.

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

lawbreaking, noun, adjective

transgressor, criminal offender, perpetrator. Unabridged
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lawbreaker (ˈlɔːˌbreɪkə)
1.  a person who breaks the law
2.  informal something that does not conform with legal standards or requirements
n, —adj

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Example sentences
It seems to me that if someone is a habitual lawbreaker, they deserve more harsh punishment.
If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.
But he is a lawbreaker and an advocate of radical executive power.
We give your our authority, our power, to arrest the lawbreaker.
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