wrong·do·er /'rȯŋ-ˌdü-ər/ n: one (as a criminal or tortfeasor) who does wrong

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun criminal, debauchee, delinquent, evildoer, homo maleficus, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasant, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdoer, offender, outlaw, profligate, reprobate, scoundrel, sinner, transgressor, villain foreign phrases:
- In pari delicto potior est conditio possidentis, 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.
II index convict, criminal, felon, hoodlum, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, recidivist

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person who violates someone’s rights or injures someone else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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