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Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
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  1. Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
  2. Not authorized by law; illegal.
  3. Not lawful; illegal.
(Old Poet.) Wicked; base
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  1. (Old Poet.) Wicked; base
  2. (Law) Having the nature of, relating to, or concerning a felony:
  3. (Law) Of, like, or constituting a felony
Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
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  1. Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
  2. Prohibited by official rules:
  3. Unacceptable to or not performable by a computer:
Wrong or unjust:
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  1. Wrong or unjust:
  2. Without legal right; unlawful
  3. Full of wrong; unjust or injurious
One who breaks the law.
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  1. One who breaks the law.
  2. A person who violates the law
One whom a court has determined is guilty of an offense, either by accepting a valid guilty plea from the individual or upon a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury. One whom a court has determined is guilty of an offense, either by accepting a valid guilty plea from the individual or upon a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury. To prove or officially find a person to be guilty of an offense. One serving a prison sentence.
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  1. One whom a court has determined is guilty of an offense, either by accepting a valid guilty plea from the individual or upon a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury. One whom a court has determined is guilty of an offense, either by accepting a valid guilty plea from the individual or upon a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury. To prove or officially find a person to be guilty of an offense. One serving a prison sentence.
  2. A person serving a sentence in prison
  3. A person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court
A wrongdoer or evildoer.
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  1. A wrongdoer or evildoer.
  2. An evildoer or criminal
  3. One who has committed a crime; a criminal.
(Law) One who has committed a felony.
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  1. (Law) One who has committed a felony.
  2. An individual previously convicted of a felony. An individual previously convicted of a felony.
  3. (Law) A person guilty of a major crime; criminal
A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
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  1. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
  2. (Informal) A person who steals or cheats; swindler or thief
  3. A shepherd's staff, with a hook at one end
One that performs evil acts.
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  1. One that performs evil acts.
  2. A person who performs evil acts.
A scamp.
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  1. A scamp.
  2. One who sins or does wrong; a transgressor.
  3. A person who sins; wrongdoer
Anything or anyone regarded as the cause of some problem, misfortune, etc.
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  1. Anything or anyone regarded as the cause of some problem, misfortune, etc.
  2. A person guilty of a crime or offense; offender
  3. (Archaic) A person accused of a crime, esp. by arraignment before a law court
One who gives or causes offense.
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  1. One who gives or causes offense.
  2. A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.
(Slang) The perpetrator of a crime
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  1. (Slang) The perpetrator of a crime
  2. One who perpetrates or is accused of perpetrating a crime.
  3. (Slang, law enforcement) Perpetrator.
A fierce or uncontrollable horse or other animal
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  1. A fierce or uncontrollable horse or other animal
  2. A habitual or notorious criminal who is a fugitive from the law
  3. (Historical) A person declared by a court of law to be deprived of legal rights and protection, generally for the commission of some crime: the killing of such a person was not a legal offense
A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
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  1. A person who is fleeing or escaping from something
  2. A person who flees, especially from a legal process, persecution, or danger.
  3. A person who flees or has fled from danger, justice, etc.
A government with which one's country is at war
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  1. A government with which one's country is at war
  2. A hardened criminal or other person who is a menace to society
A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier.
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  1. A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier.
  2. A dangerous, reckless criminal; bold outlaw
A tough-looking young ruffian
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  1. A tough-looking young ruffian
  2. A gangster; a thug.
  3. A wild, lawless person, often a member of a gang of criminals
A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
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  1. A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.
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  1. One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.
  2. Someone who does wrong, either morally, ethically or in contravention of a law
  1. One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
  2. A delinquent person; esp., a juvenile delinquent
  3. A person who neglects or fails to do what law or duty requires.
(Archaic) An unbeliever or heretic
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  1. (Archaic) An unbeliever or heretic
  2. One who has behaved badly, or illegally.
  3. An evil person; criminal; villain
One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes. See also criminal. One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes. See also criminal.
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  1. One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes. See also criminal. One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes. See also criminal.
A member of a criminal gang or crime syndicate.
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  1. A member of a criminal gang or crime syndicate.
(Informal) A habitual or flagrant violator of laws, esp. traffic or liquor laws
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  1. (Informal) A habitual or flagrant violator of laws, esp. traffic or liquor laws
  2. One who habitually violates laws, especially laws that do not involve serious criminal offenses.
Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
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  1. Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
  2. Prohibited by official rules:
  3. Unacceptable to or not performable by a computer:
Being against the law; illegal:
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  1. Being against the law; illegal:
  2. Being against established or accepted rules and standards:
  3. Wrongful or unlawful.
(Linguistics) Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
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  1. (Linguistics) Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
  2. Not allowed by law, custom, rule, etc.; unlawful; improper; prohibited; unauthorized
Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
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  1. Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
  2. Contrary to the law; unlawful:
  3. Not in conformity with law; illegal
Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
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  1. Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
  2. Not authorized by law; illegal.
  3. Not lawful; illegal.
Wrong or unjust:
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  1. Wrong or unjust:
  2. Full of wrong; unjust or injurious
  3. Without legal right; unlawful
One who breaks the law.
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  1. One who breaks the law.
  2. A person who violates the law
An evildoer or criminal
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  1. An evildoer or criminal
  2. A wrongdoer or evildoer.
  3. One who has committed a crime; a criminal.
One who gives or causes offense.
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  1. One who gives or causes offense.
  2. A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.
(Law) One who has committed a felony.
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  1. (Law) One who has committed a felony.
  2. An individual previously convicted of a felony. An individual previously convicted of a felony.
  3. (Law) A person guilty of a major crime; criminal
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