- One who has committed a crime.
- One who has been convicted of a
implying, or involving a crime or an element of a crime.
- Pertaining to some aspect of the
penal code or its administration.
One who repeatedly commits crimes, especially of the same
type. See also habitual
One who has been convicted of one or more crimes in the past
and, as a result, is subject to a more severe sentence under the habitual offender statute of a state for any
subsequent crime that they commit. Also called habitual offender. See also career criminal and three-strikes law