from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who breaks the law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who breaks (violates) the law, a criminal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who disobeys the law; someone who violates the law; a criminal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who breaks or violates the law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who violates the law
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Huh? Prosecutorial discretion may be exercized whether the alleged lawbreaker is the President or anyone else.
The only adverse feeling justifiable toward a lawbreaker is that he is weak or deficient; and it is a sufficient humiliation for him to be considered so, without an accompaniment of aversion or scorn.
Unless, of course, the lawbreaker is the home-owner and the roommates are his tenants, in which case they would have to find a new place to live.
A lawbreaker is a lawbreaker, especially when he's supposed to be a law enforcer.
When you look at the timeline of these events (as pulled together by a reader over at TPM Muckraker), the defense mentioned by Mark Field above may be unavailable for less than a full day of the program's implementation (i.e., less than a full day of the President being a "lawbreaker").
Under his theory, I assume that the later changes in the program which allowed OLC to approve it would mean that the President should from that point forward no longer be considered a "lawbreaker".
But a lawbreaker in Colombia gets top prize for most original material: cocaine.
After all, he was a lawbreaker, or he wouldn't be getting Banished right now, so how much consideration did a lawbreaker deserve?
My Oxford english dictionary says "unorthodox or undisciplined person", originally a "person who owned unbranded cattle" - i.e. a lawbreaker.
Professor Grandin makes a far more pernicious error in claiming that the Honduran judiciary falsified legal opinions after Mr. Zelaya's removal in an attempt to fraudulently portray Mr. Zelaya as a lawbreaker.