Definition of reoffend in English:

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reoffend

Pronunciation: /riːəˈfɛnd/

verb

[no object]
Commit a further offence: people who reoffend while on bail
More example sentences
  • The approach that is being taken in the bill is the approach of concealment, which is the proper approach, because if somebody reoffends, then the offence can re-emerge.
  • The judge said the 17-year-old, who was 15 when he offended against the boys, aged eight and seven, had not reoffended while on bail during the proceedings and had been of previous good character.
  • One thousand of those had reoffended, he said, some committing violent and sex crimes.

Derivatives

reoffender

Pronunciation: /ˌriːəˈfɛndə/
noun
Example sentences
  • By learning basic literary skills and teaching self expression and awareness through writers residencies, there could be a significant reduction in the number of reoffenders.
  • The speech will coincide with the publication of the Halliday Report on sentencing policy which will call for root-and-branch reform of the court system in an effort to crack down on reoffenders.
  • The aim of the law, as originally proposed, was that violent reoffenders should have to serve a minimum of 25 years if they committed three crimes.

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