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[rawng-doo-er, -doo-, rong-] /ˈrɔŋˌdu ər, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ-/
a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.
Origin of wrongdoer
1350-1400; Middle English; see wrong, doer
evildoer, culprit, offender. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The plaintiff filed a direct action against the wrongdoer's insurance company.
  • For the taking of or injury to any of such crops, the landlord may recover damages against the wrongdoer.
  • These citizens are the same people who are supposed to benefit from the public example set by punishing the wrongdoer.
  • When such an allegation is confirmed, no certified long-term care facility can ever again employ the wrongdoer in any capacity.
  • Punitive damages are damages awarded by the court in addition to actual damages, in order to punish the wrongdoer.
  • Using civil remedies to resolve custodial interference cases typically costs less than prosecuting wrongdoer parents.
  • The previous wrongdoer remains liable for actions related to the cemetery during the time of ownership.
British Dictionary definitions for wrongdoer


a person who acts immorally or illegally
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