wrongdoer


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wrongdoer

noun criminal, debauchee, evildoer, homo maleficus, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasant, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdoer, offender, outlaw, profligate, reprobate, scoundrel, sinner, villain
Foreign phrases: In pari delicto potior est conditio possiientis, defendentis.Where the parties are equally guilty of wrongdoing, the defendant holds the stronger position. Nullus videtur dolo facere qui suo jure utitur. No one is considered to have committed a wrong who exercises his legal rights.
See also: convict, criminal, felon, hoodlum, lawbreaker, malefactor, recidivist
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These research findings support the claim that punitive damages are less psychologically satisfying when their sole function is to prevent harm by other potential tortfeasors, rather than to punish the specific wrongdoer who has transgressed.
Writing about individuals, Hampton describes forgiveness as a successful effort on the part of a victim to separate her judgments about a wrongdoer's wrongful act from the wrongdoer him- or herself.
A victim who moves from exonerating a wrongdoer to the process of forgiving risks increased vulnerability.
Delivery Up: Often sought together with an injunction, delivery up refers to a court order directing the wrongdoer to deliver all infringing items in its possession or control to the copyright owner.
Retributive theories claim that punishment is justified because, and only because, the wrongdoer deserves it for having done wrong.
NLC urged action against wrongdoers who had violated federal laws to deprive both the federal treasury and state and local governments of funds.
If it is difficult to detect the misdeed in question, or if victims do not always seek compensation for some reason, then the wrongdoer will not be forced to consider the full cost of such activities and only will invest in safety up to the point that it is cheaper than paying the fraction of claims that are pursued.
A point which he brings out clearly is the Greeks' almost despairing awareness of the extent to which wrongdoers excaped secular punishment, as of course many did in those troubled times.
His concerns about excessive state coercion lead him to assure us that the very last thing the Apology Ritual is intended to accomplish is to get the wrongdoer actually to apologize or feel remorse.
punish means giving some kind of pain or suffering to the wrongdoer often rather than trying to reform the person.
Before 1970, if a person assaulted a stranger, the victim could sue the wrongdoer for damages, but if the victim were the spouse, he or she could not.
Miller said in a statement that his client was not a wrongdoer.