Adjective "lawbreakers" definition and examples

(Lawbreakers may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɔːbreɪkə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who breaks the law.
  1. 'It is understandable that criminals are sometimes used to round up dangerous lawbreakers for national security and public safety.'
  2. 'But arresting lawbreakers and bringing them to trial in Australian courts is one thing.'
  3. 'We are tough on lawbreakers, and driving while disqualified is lawbreaking.'
  4. 'I mean, your critics are saying you can't be lawmakers and lawbreakers at the same time.'
  5. 'We know we have to listen to victims, punish lawbreakers, ban criminals from ministry, and open up the decision-making process.'
  6. '‘If the Government becomes a lawbreaker,’ he wrote, ‘it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.’'
  7. 'It's a business grown dependent on lawbreakers and accomplices with little interference from authorities.'
  8. 'Well, clearly, they are nascent criminals, lawbreakers, and deviants.'
  9. 'A record 116 suspected lawbreakers were arrested in one day, as officers who normally work behind the scenes swelled the ranks of those working on the campaign.'
  10. 'Now, unfortunately, it seems that I am retroactively a lawbreaker.'

More definitions

1. a person who breaks or violates the law.

More examples(as adjective)

"methods can be lawbreakers."

Origin

(lawbreaker)