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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who does wrong, or commits wrongful or reprehensible acts; any offender against the moral law.
  • noun In law, one who commits a tort or trespass; a tort-feaser.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who injures another, or who does wrong.
  • noun (Law) One who commits a tort or trespass; a trespasser; a tort feasor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who does wrong, either morally, ethically or in contravention of a law

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who transgresses moral or civil law

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