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Noun: misdemeanor  ,mis-di'mee-nur
Usage: US (elsewhere: misdemeanour)
  1. A crime less serious than a felony
    - misdemeanour [Brit, Cdn], infraction, violation, infringement

Derived forms: misdemeanors

Type of: crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], law-breaking, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US]

Encyclopedia: Misdemeanor