habitual criminal

Definition of "habitual criminal"
  1. An individual who has been found guilty of several major or minor offenses, potentially leading to harsher sentences for future convictions
How to use "habitual criminal" in a sentence
  1. With his string of offenses, John was labeled a habitual criminal and faced a longer prison sentence.
  2. Since a habitual criminal reoffends often, they are carefully monitored after release.
  3. The judge warned that becoming a habitual criminal would lead to severe repercussions.

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