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malefactor

noun bandit, brigand, convict, criminal, culprit, delinquent, desperado, evildoer, felon, gangster, hardened criminal, homo maleficus, homo sceleratus, hoodlum, hooligan, lawbreaker, lawless individual, miscreant, misdemeanant, offender, offender against the law, outlaw, racketeer, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scamp, scoundrel, trespasser, villain, violator of laws, wrongdoer
See also: convict, criminal, delinquent, embezzler, felon, hoodlum, lawbreaker, offender, outlaw, racketeer, recidivist, wrongdoer

MALEFACTOR. He who bas been guilty of some crime; in another sense, one who has been convicted of having committed a crime.

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If we let this wretched Government achieve this disastrous outcome for ordinary people, then Hunt will be exposed as a liar himself - yet he won't care as it is any means to an evil end for him and his gang of surreptitious malefactors.
Some malefactors specifically cited Donald Trump as their inspiration, including one who proclaimed "Kill the Jews, vote Trump" - apparently ignorant of Trump's Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
Likewise, if Congress beefed up federal mens rea requirements, some white-collar malefactors and felonious fat cats probably would escape criminal punishment as a result.
The honor of standing up before the world and saying to assorted malefactors and freedom-eaters that "Before you get to him, you have to get through me" is the only reason you need to join the brotherhood.
The bill seeks to curtail the apparent media bias against Muslim outlaws, malefactors and criminal elements, but which does not use such inflammatory language for outlaws and malefactors belonging to other faiths or sects," Bello said.
Michael said that he has already issued warning against such criminal activity but few malefactors do not obey the law henceforth, said a press release issued here Thursday.
Those malefactors, who killed children distributing meat [of sacrificial animals to those in need during Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)], should know that people from Van first and then people from Diyarbakyr will tell them to stop.
9) The Headquarters of Canada's NATO Brigade (and for malefactors, the detention barracks).
Between Warren, hot in pursuit of malefactors of great wealth, and Clinton, hot in pursuit of great wealth, which candidate would be more fun for the kind of people who compose the Democrats' nominating electorate?
To be fair to my gardener, she did ring me on my mobile before calling the police to arrest the malefactors, but I failed to answer it because I was desperately busy.
It describes the fate of two malefactors who are being transported through the streets of Siena on the way to the gallows in 1371.
Sad on two counts: it's not relevant to malefactors who have killed and maimed people with home-made explosives and it just parrots something fashionable among the chattering classes that will not stand up to examination.