misdemeanant

noun

mis·​de·​mean·​ant ˌmis-di-ˈmē-nənt How to pronounce misdemeanant (audio)
: a person convicted of a misdemeanor

Examples of misdemeanant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Northern Neck Regional Jail, where Paul Manafort will spend at least the next three months while awaiting trial, has the outward appearance of being a small local jail holding street thugs and assorted misdemeanants. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 16 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misdemeanant was in 1819

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“Misdemeanant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdemeanant. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

misdemeanant

noun
mis·​de·​mean·​ant ˌmis-di-ˈmē-nənt How to pronounce misdemeanant (audio)
: one who commits a misdemeanor

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