n. act of violating the law, act of breaking the law adj. transgressing, violating the law, criminal

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  • lawbreaking — adjective or noun see lawbreaker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lawbreaking — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. felony, violation, offense; see crime 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

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  • lawbreaking — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the act of violating the law …   Useful english dictionary

  • act of lawbreaking — index misdemeanor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lawbreaker — lawbreaking, n., adj. /law bray keuhr/, n. a person who breaks or violates the law. [bef. 1050; ME lawbreker; r. OE lahbreca. See LAW1, BREAKER1] Syn. transgressor, criminal offender, perpetrator. * * * …   Universalium

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