from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.
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- n. Someone who does wrong, either morally, ethically or in contravention of a law
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who injures another, or who does wrong.
- n. One who commits a tort or trespass; a trespasser; a tort feasor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who does wrong, or commits wrongful or reprehensible acts; any offender against the moral law.
- n. In law, one who commits a tort or trespass; a tort-feaser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who transgresses moral or civil law
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The correction of the wrongdoer is a remedy which should be employed against a man's sin.
A wrongdoer is not legally obliged to make a public confession, or to alert people who may have claims against it, to get the benefit of a statute of limitations.
We often take for granted that the wrongdoer is a hopeless case who sooner or later will "do it again," an attitude precluding that forgiveness from the heart which is necessary for true reconciliation.
_I answer that, _ The correction of the wrongdoer is a remedy which should be employed against a man's sin.
_On the contrary, _ To correct the wrongdoer is a spiritual almsdeed.
Accordingly, such noxal actions are permitted only where the wrongdoer is a slave, and indeed we find it often laid down by old legal writers that sons in power may be sued personally for their own delicts.
But terrible, truly terrible and heart searching for the wrongdoer is the message -- God does not curse thee: thou hast cursed thyself.
Unlike the FCPA, it has a "compliance defence" that allows a company to avoid the harshest penalties if the wrongdoer is a junior employee and the firm otherwise has a strict anti-bribery policy which is clear to all employees and effectively administered.
The only thing that makes punishment punishment is if the wrongdoer is the one being punished.
1 The wrongdoer, that is, the slave, is called 'noxa'; 'noxia' is the term applied to the wrong itself, that is, the theft, damage, robbery, or outrage.