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perpetrator
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
someone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
  • In a fit of anger, however, caused by some robberies which had been perpetrated in the house, he beat his native butler to death and narrowly escaped a capital sentence.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (15% in)
  • So perfect was the organisation of the society, and so systematic its methods, that there is hardly a case upon record where any man succeeded in braving it with impunity, or in which any of its outrages were traced home to the perpetrators.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (78% in)

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