Definition of "lawbreaking" []

  • A person who breaks the law (noun)
  • Something that does not conform with legal standards or requirements (noun)
  • Unlawful; illegal. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • The commission of a criminal act, the violation or breaking of a law. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lawbreaking" in a sentence
  • "Tolerated lawbreaking is almost always a response to a political failure – the inability of our political institutions to adapt to social change or reach a rational compromise that reflects the interests of the nation and all concerned parties."
  • "Granting immunity sets a dangerous precedent, sending the message that lawbreaking is acceptable and that the rights of Americans can be freely infringed by private companies in defiance of the law."
  • "One cry of “but he’s a Maverick!” and the opposition to his lawbreaking is dropped."