[skawf-law, skof-]
a person who flouts the law, especially one who fails to pay fines owed.
a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.

1920–25; scoff1 + law1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
scofflaw (ˈskɒflɔː)
informal (US) a person who habitually flouts or violates the law, esp one who fails to pay debts or answer summonses

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Word Origin & History

1924, from scoff (q.v.) + law. The winning entry in a national contest during Prohibition to coin a word to characterize a person who drinks illegally, chosen from more than 25,000 entries; the 0 winning prize was split between two contestants
who sent in the word separately, Henry Irving Dale and Miss Kate L. Butler. Other similar attempts did not stick, cf. pitilacker (1926), winning entry in Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals contest to establish a scolding word for one who is cruel to animals (submitted by Mrs. M. McIlvaine Bready of Mickleton, N.J.).
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Example sentences
Foreign missions and consulates with unpaid tickets would in essence lose one
  registration for every car in scofflaw status.
There appeared to be a slight increase in tax scofflaw acceptability in
  comparison to the previous year.
And taxpayers do not have to pick up the slack from scofflaw landlords or tax
There are scofflaw cyclists, there are scofflaw drivers.
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