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Webster 1913 Edition


Offender

Of-fend′er

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Noun.
One who offends; one who violates any law, divine or human; a wrongdoer.
I and my son Solomon shall be counted
offenders
.
1 Kings i. 21.

Webster 1828 Edition


Offender

OFFEND'ER

,
Noun.
One that offends; one that violates any law, divine or human; a criminal; a trespasser; a transgressor; one that does an injury. The man who robs, steals, or commits an assault, is an offender.

Definition 2021


offender

offender

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Noun

offender (plural offenders)

  1. One who gives or causes offense.
  2. A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:criminal

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