misdemeanant

noun
mis·​de·​mean·​ant | \ ˌmis-di-ˈmē-nənt How to pronounce misdemeanant (audio) \

Definition of misdemeanant

: 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, chicagotribune.com, 16 June 2018 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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First Known Use of misdemeanant

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Misdemeanant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdemeanant. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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misdemeanant

noun
mis·​de·​mean·​ant | \ ˌmis-di-ˈmē-nənt How to pronounce misdemeanant (audio) \

Legal Definition of misdemeanant

: one who commits a misdemeanor

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