habitual criminal

noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
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Habitual Criminal

(n) Habitual criminal is the person involved in multiple and continued criminal activities and does intentional crime as a habit. A habitual criminal does felonies as a part of his life or habit.
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Habitual Criminal

Defined by the 1869 Habitual Criminals Act as “suspicious persons” who had previously been convicted of more than one offence.
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Habitual Criminal

A person who has been convicted of multiple felonies (or of numerous misdemeanors), a fact that may increase punishment for any further criminal convictions. (See: three strikes)
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