first degree

noun

Legal Definition of first degree

: the grade given to the most serious forms of crimes burglary in the first degree

Other Words from first degree

first-degree adjective

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“First degree.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/first%20degree. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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