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aggressor

noun antagonist, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, belligerent, besieger, combatant, criminal, fighter, foe, initiative seizer, invader, prime mover, ravager, ruffian, stormer, violator

AGGRESSOR, crim. law. He who begins, a quarrel or dispute, either by threatening or striking another. No man may strike another because he has threatened, or in consequence of the use of any words.

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Meanwhile, the special envoy of the UNAMID, Mohamed bin Chambas, has strongly condemned the attack and described it as a serious criminal act, calling for trial of the aggressors before court.
A further 13 per cent faced an aggressor who got out of the car and physically or verbally abused them.
This list of aggressors could include anyone from burglars to terrorists to mobsters.
their aggressors and how this affects future behavior, the law
When the aggressors are switching with the same bit as the victim line, there are few field lines in the air above the victim line, the effective dielectric constant is high, and the speed of the victim's signal is slower.
Children as young as preschool use relational aggression; it is not linked to socioeconomic status; and both the victims and aggressors are at risk for future problems.
They were quoted on the official Iraqi news as saying: "If the aggressors still attack, the blame should fall on them before God and the people.
They would like the whole world to believe that they are the victims and the Palestinians the aggressors when it has been the reverse for over 30 years.
The morning rush-hour appeared to be the most likely time for a road rage attack, and aggressors were likely to be in their 20s or 30s, according to research by the RAC Foundation.
The first is to maintain a robust presence overseas aimed at shaping the international security environment in a manner that deters would-be aggressors, strengthens friends and allies, and promotes peace and stability in regions of tension.
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has equally helped aggressors and victims of the apartheid era to find healing.
The study's authors examined the differences in the sexes and races portrayed as aggressors and victims in acts of violence.