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Career Offender

career offender n

: a habitual or repeat criminal
;esp
: an offender with two or more prior convictions for violent or drug-related crimes called also career criminal NOTE: Under federal sentencing guidelines career offenders are given maximum sentences.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.