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perpetrator

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɜː.pə.treɪ.tər/ us    /ˈpɝː.pə.treɪ.t̬ɚ/ (US old-fashioned slang perp) formal
someone who has committed a crime or a violent or harmful act: The perpetrators of the massacre must be brought to justice as war criminals.Criminals - general words
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