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perpetrator
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition someone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
  • After her return to the prison, Hester Prynne was found to be in a state of nervous excitement, that demanded constant watchfulness, lest she should perpetrate violence on herself, or do some half-frenzied mischief to the poor babe.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (1% in)
  • But for my aid his life would have burned away in torments within the first two years after the perpetration of his crime and thine.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (49% in)

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