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misdemeanor

noun mis·de·mean·or \-di-ˈmē-nər\

law : a crime that is not very serious : a crime that is less serious than a felony

Full Definition of MISDEMEANOR

1
:  a crime less serious than a felony
2
:  misdeed

First Known Use of MISDEMEANOR

15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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