perpetrator Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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perpetratornoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɜː.pə.treɪ.tər/  us   /ˈpɝː.pə.treɪ.t̬ɚ/ (US informal perp)
someone who has ​committed a ​crime or a ​violent or ​harmfulact: The perpetrators of the ​massacre must be ​brought to ​justice as ​warcriminals.
(Definition of perpetrator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perpetrator”
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪者, 行凶者, 作恶者…
in Turkish zulüm/vahşet/kötülük yapan/uygulayan…
in Russian преступник, виновный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪者, 行兇者, 作惡者…
in Polish spraw-ca/czyni…
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