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Meaning of “offender” in the English Dictionary

"offender" in British English

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offendernoun [C]

uk   /əˈfen.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
B2 a ​person who is ​guilty of a ​crime: first-time offenders sex offenders young offenders

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(Definition of offender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"offender" in American English

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offendernoun [C]

 us   /əˈfen·dər/
a ​person who is ​guilty of a ​crime: Because he is a first-time offender, he is ​unlikely to ​receivejailtime.
(Definition of offender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"offender" in Business English

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offendernoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈfendər/
LAW a ​person who is guilty of a ​crime: first-time/repeat/habitual offender A ​first-time offender might expect ​probation rather than a jail sentence. convicted/​alleged offenders young/juvenile offenders sex/​drug offenders
someone or something that does something wrong: Concerning ​damage to the ​environment, ​holidayresorts tend to be the worst offenders.
(Definition of offender from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “offender”
in Arabic مُذنِب…
in Korean 범죄자…
in Portuguese delinquente, infrator, -ora…
in Catalan delinqüent, infractor, -a…
in Japanese 違反者, 犯罪者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪犯, 有罪者,犯法的人…
in Turkish suçlu, suç işleyen kimse…
in Russian преступник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪犯, 有罪者,犯法的人…
in Italian trasgressore…
in Polish przestęp-ca/czyni…
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