Definition of Misdemeanor

1. Noun. A crime less serious than a felony.




Definition of Misdemeanor

1. n. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.

Definition of Misdemeanor

1. Noun. (legal) A crime usually punishable upon conviction by a small fine or by a short term of imprisonment. Crimes which are punishable by large fines or by longer imprisonment are usually called felonies. ¹

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Definition of Misdemeanor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misdemeanor

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Literary usage of Misdemeanor

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1. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"A practical Commentary—Manner of treating Government Witnesses—Indictment for Treason and misdemeanor found—Burr confined in his Counsel's ..."

2. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia, John Mercer Patton, Conway Robinson (1849)
"Negroes tried for misdemeanor; appeals in such cases. ... In the case of a negro convicted, of a misdemeanor, 1047-8, p. íes, by a justice, there may be an ..."

3. Race Distinctions in American Law by Gilbert Thomas Stephenson (1910)
"ILLINOIS : Forfeiture between $25 and $500; misdemeanor, fine not over $500, ... MINNESOTA: Forfeiture of $500 to aggrieved party; gross misdemeanor. 11. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"prevent a mere misdemeanor. Though a riot is only a misdemeanor at common law, it is generally so serious an offense that life may be taken, if necessary,' ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1889)
"The reason alleged for this is, that in those days the incidents of a trial for felony were so different from those of a trial for misdemeanor that it was ..."

6. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"P. Commitment of a Person absenting himself from his Service before his Contract has been completed, or for any other misdemeanor, &c. under the 6 G. 3. c. ..."

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