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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The tribe or the party, to which the wrongdoer (traitor, agent or spoiler) belongs, must take all necessary actions against him/her, in collaboration with the official or popular authorities.
Courts embracing the nonsurvivability rule have stated that the deterrent effect of punitive awards is watered down or becomes speculative when the deceased wrongdoer's estate is held liable instead of the wrongdoer herself.
Hackard is the principal attorney of Hackard Law, a Sacramento-area law firm suing wrongdoers in wrongful death, catastrophic injury and financial elder abuse litigation.
She suggests that a victim who knows she has equal moral worth, who knows herself as self-respecting and does not suffer feelings of being threatened by a wrongdoer, will not react to the wrongdoer's 'confused attitudes' (67).
There is nothing wrong in learning your neighbor's language, stated Gruevski and added that a wrongdoer is searched for regarding a goal which has best intentions.
AAJ is a nonpartisan organization that supports both Republicans and Democrats, and it is interested in only one thing: preserving the right of every American to hold a wrongdoer accountable in the civil justice system.
In this topsy turvy world, the wrongdoer is excused and the honest person is blamed for owning a car or mobile phone - it is their fault they are mugged.
The records generally paint a depressing picture of two parents behaving badly, rather than a case in which a clear line can be drawn between wrongdoer and victim.
But by controlling anger and forgiving the wrongdoer one can create a peaceful environment.
But each statute limited its relief to circumstances where the wrongdoer had a commercial or profit-seeking motive.
In some cases, the wrongdoer may also be subject to criminal sanctions.
The problem is when a person in the same position does something wrong, then people disassociate themselves from the wrongdoer as quickly as possible.