wrong-doer

See: delinquent

WRONG-DOER. One who commits an injury, a tort-feasor. (q.v.) Vide Dane's Abridgment, Index, h.t.

References in classic literature ?
He is implacable--and yet if a man's brother or son has been slain he will accept a fine by way of amends from him that killed him, and the wrong-doer having paid in full remains in peace among his own people; but as for you, Achilles, the gods have put a wicked unforgiving spirit in your heart, and this, all about one single girl, whereas we now offer you the seven best we have, and much else into the bargain.
For years past I have continually been conscious of some power behind the malefactor, some deep organizing power which forever stands in the way of the law, and throws its shield over the wrong-doer.
While they had been quite little boys, the scrapes they got into in the School hadn't much mattered to any one; but now they were in the upper school, all wrong-doers from which were sent up straight to the Doctor at once.
Forgiveness is not about the wrong-doer, it is about the "victim".
The amount of punitive damages are supposed to be large enough to make a wrong-doer change behavior.
No parent likes to think that their child is or will be a wrong-doer, even when that child is misled and sails into the wrong, misguided company.
Yes, jails are there to punish the wrong-doer and protect the innocent.
The statement underscored firmly that the authorities have instructed the proper legal organs to bring to account any wrong-doer who took part in last night's burning down of the campaign rally headquarters.
And the third is that a citizen is improperly flagged as a wrong-doer.
The sentence imposed by the court should have a deterrent effect on the wrong-doer," he added.
No guilty (person) or wrong-doer will be spared," Mukherjee said.
It is very strange that someone who has identified a wrong-doer, and probably saved further patients from harm, should not be celebrated and protected.