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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A breaking of the law that is less serious than a felony.

Usage examples (27)
  • Jaywalking is a misdemeanor but it can still be very dangerous.
  • The term misdemeanor at the time was understood to mean a misuse of office.
  • Rookie prosecutors in misdemeanor courts might not know enough to take the matter seriously.
  • In my practice I have found that most people are mislead by the terms misdemeanor and felony convictions. for more
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