Simple Definition of lesser
: of smaller size
: of less strength, quality, or importance
Full Definition of lesser
comparative of 1little
: of less size, quality, degree, or significance : of lower status
Examples of lesser in a sentence
The winner will receive $100; lesser amounts will be given to three runners-up.
A lesser man than he might have simply given up.
She agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
First Known Use of lesser
Definition of lesser
: less <lesser-known>
LESSER Defined for Kids
Definition of lesser for Students
: of smaller size or importance <a lesser evil>
Legal Definition of lesser
: of less size, quality, degree, or significance; specifically : of lower criminal liability <duress has been held a good defense to such lesser crimes as robbery, burglary and malicious mischief — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.>
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